Reparations in Action

White People Must Face the Truth About Colonialism: Penny Hess Speaks

July 2, 2021

This presentation was recorded on November 8th, 2020 in Washington DC at the annual conference of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. Penny Hess is the Chair of the African People's Solidarity Committee, the organization of white people working under the leadership of the African People's Socialist Party to build the movement for white reparations to African people. Penny Hess joined the African People’s Solidarity Committee at its founding conference in 1976 and has for the past forty-five years worked under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party and Chairman Omali Yeshitela to build white solidarity with black power. Chairwoman Penny is also the author of Overturning the Culture of Violence. In this speech Chairwoman Penny calls on white people to examine our historic and current complicity in the colonial violence against African and Indigenous people and the theft of  their wealth, land and resources. This presentation points the way forward for white people to join humanity through reparations and solidarity with the African revolution. Join the APSC at