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Article-a-Day #57: The Moguldom Nation-Former Slave Henrietta Wood Sued for Reparations, and Won

While the case took eight long years to make it to court Wood held steadfast in her fight. And on April 17, 1878, 12 white jurors in a federal courtroom in Cincinnati, Ohio, delivered the verdict. Wood sued Zebulon Ward, a white man who had enslaved her 25 years before. She was seeking $20,000 in reparations.