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Healing the Wounds of American Slavery


Welcome to Healing the Wounds of American Slavery. Please explore our site and all that we have to offer. We believe Healing the Wounds can ignite the courage to shift the paradigm of how you see yourself within America's race relations landscape. 

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Are We Being Held Captive
By What We Can't See?

  • America was built on a legacy of criminalizing education and other opportunities for Black Americans.

  • How has this actually changed over the course of 155 years of "freedom"? 

  • Are well-meaning politicians, educators, and community leaders languishing in non-solutions?

  • Healing the Wounds of American Slavery is a paradigm-shift.

  • It is a critical exploration of generational wounds that block progress for Black Americans.

  • Payge Means Hopper's thought-provoking book is our blueprint.

  • Healing the Wounds of American Slavery delivers NEW language and ideas, not fossilizing rhetoric.

  • The book: Healing the Wounds of American Slavery holds the POWER to change everything!


What People Are Saying...

...about Healing the Wounds of American Slavery


"The truths told in Healing the Wounds of American Slavery are not easy to face, but must be, by descendants of slaves and slave owners alike."  

Paula Williams Madison, foreword writer for Healing the Wounds of American Slavery, is an American journalist, writer, businessperson, executive and a former NBCUniversal executive who is now CEO of a family investment group based in Chicago. On May 20, 2011, she retired from NBC after more than 35 years in the news media. 

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"Healing the Wounds of American Slavery by Payge Means Hopper is a brilliant, brilliant piece of work... my view has always been that it is the telling of truth that allows the suffering to speak. If no one tells the truth then the suffering gets rendered invisible...most people, most human beings, most fellow citizens are still in search of truth, that's what life ultimately is, it's a search, it's a quest for truth. It is an amazing are going to hear more about this, trust me. You will here more about this book."

-Tavis Smiley is a preeminent radio commentator, talk show host, and television personality who hosted The Tavis Smiley Show national television from 2004-2017. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SmileyAudioMedia, Inc. and Chief Visionary Officer for his radio station, KBLA Talk 1580.

Tavis Smiley and Me


"Just the wounds section alone gave me some a-ha moments that I've been trying to figure out for the longest. This IS and WILL be the most important writing of this millennium!" -- Genoa Peak


"The workshop was inspiring. I learned about my hidden wounds. It really hit home." -- Yesenia Quinteros


"So proud of you, Payge! This is so exciting!" --Pastor Monty Mulkey

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Your book is excellent, Payge. It’s taken me 8 months to read it and I am still not through. But I am savoring it. I just finished reading about death and fear of death chapter. Really can understand now better and am glad to the depth you shared. What a book! -Caroline Minkowski

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