Ida Hakim, Founder and CEO

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Ida Hakim is the founder and CEO of Caucasians United for Reparations and Emancipation (CURE). Ms. Hakim co-authored and edited CURE's latest anthology, "The Debtors: Whites Respond to the Call for Black Reparations." She also co-authored and edited CURE's first book in 1994 as well as a magazine published by the organization from 1995 to 1997. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and participated in panels and spoken at universities.

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Born in 1946 and raised in South Dakota, Ida Hakim is married to Blackman who is an Afro-descendant, having ancestors who suffered enslavement in the U.S. She is a Muslim, and she attributes her political activism to her spiritual belief in freedom, justice and equality.

Photo is of Ida Hakim with the leaders of the international NGO AFRE, taken in Chincha, Peru during a UN sponsored seminar for Afro-descendants.