BTR News: Afro-Cherokees Win In Court Against The Nation That Enslaved Them

The descendants of the so-called “Freedmen” of the Cherokee Nation, African descendant who were victims of the slavery practiced by Cherokees. Even though the “Freedmen” remained loyal to their enslavers and even accompanied them on the Trail of Tears, the current Cherokee nation leadership decided to rewrite their constitution to strip Afro-Cherokees of their Cherokee Nation citizenship a few years ago. The Afro-Cherokee, descendants of the so-called “Freedmen” took the descendants of their enslavers to US District Court and won and must be restored to full Cherokee citizen status. (Source: Ruling paves way for freedmen descendants’ Cherokee Nation citizenship).

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