Reparations? Our family already paid. Nobody in Conyer's downline was even in the fight.
Two of my great-grandfathers, that I’m sure of, fought for the north in the Civil war, maybe all four of them. One great uncle died in the war, and my great grandfather was walking home to the north from Mississippi when he found a former slave family sitting by the side of the road. He gathered them up and took them home with him and got the man a job and a house. This is not made up. I proved it by looking them up in the 1870 census, and the former slaves were living right next door to my relatives. I think many of us have paid our reparations.
We don't know that...and probably neither does Conyers.
That all said...I agree with you.
I've recently found out...I've direct relatives that were Governor's and Executive Officer's in the Confederate States, and Army.
I'm quite sure many of my relatives were aligned with the North too.
The fact is hundreds of thousands of American's died....and partly they died for the freedom of blacks.