The proposal calls for the creation of a "Reparations Commission" to allocate funds to infrastructure and education initiatives in black neighborhoods. According to Williamson's campaign, the commission would be run by 50 descendants of slaves with a "scholarly, cultural, or political connection to the issue of reparations."
"The Reparations Plan will not erase the history of slavery in America, nor of its ugly aftermath. It is obviously only one part of a multi-dimensional healing process," Williamson said in a statement. "But it will go far toward ending a painful, horrific chapter in American history, and will give future generations of Americans a chance to begin again on a ground of genuine reconciliation."