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For Release: December 2, 2003
Contact: David Almasi at (202) 507-6398 x106


Project 21 Member to Discuss Slave Reparations on ABC News "Nightline" Program

Deroy Murdock, a member of the national advisory council of the black leadership network Project 21, will discuss proposals to pay reparations to the descendents of slaves on an ABC News "Nightline" segment scheduled to air at 11:30 eastern time on Wednesday, December 3. Murdock and other Project 21 members have spoken against the idea of paing such reparations.

In a past commentary on reparations, Murdock wrote, "While challenges remain - especially for low-income, poorly educated blacks - from sea to shining sea, millions of blacks have overcome or are working hard to do so. Sadly, so-called 'black leaders' clam up about this while praying that their reparations gravy train somehow will steam ahead."

Murdock, in addition to his work with Project 21, is a columnist with the Scripps-Howard News Service, a contributing editor to National Review Online and a Senior Fellow with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. Project 21 maintains the "Slavery Reparations Resource Center" online at where people can find diverse commentary, news, litigation and links regarding the reparations issue.

Project 21 has been a leading voice of the African-American community since 1992. For more information, contact David Almasi at (202) 507-6398 x106 or, or visit Project 21's website at




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