I think the pre-Civil Rights act idea makes a solid case. There is plenty of LIVING SURVIVORS and plenty of WELL DOCUMENTED internment-like practices that composed that bulk of American History, to say the least.
I could say more, I guess, but, since you introduced the term UBUNTU via the Reparations group, I'd like to know what type of lessons from South Africa and its Truth & Reconciliation Commission or other precepts do you think we can draw on.
Also, with respect to UBUNTU, shouldn't the mold/mode of Reparations reflect UBUNTU?
Call me a "socialist" but I'm much more in favor of Reparations as a community and people lifting mode as in some very intentional collective endeavors. Not that either proposal preclude those collective considerations/concerns but that's my hope: An explicit set of arrangements that fosters community-wide, people-wide support and connections; aka institutions.