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Henrietta Wood

American enslaved woman who won the largest verdict ever awarded for slavery reparations in the United States

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Henrietta Wood was an American enslaved woman who won the largest verdict ever awarded for slavery reparations in the United States. Born as a slave in Kentucky, but freed as an adult, Wood was later kidnapped and sold back into slavery. After the American Civil War, Wood successfully sued her kidnapper and won financial damages.

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