African-American Redress Network

A collaboration with

Howard University Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Promoting Reparation Efforts

AARN seeks to address racial injustice through the pursuit of reparations.

We provide technical assistance to local redress efforts through research, capacity-building, advocacy, and education.

Learn about our collaborations with Evanston, IL Restorative Housing Program, Brown Grove Preservation Group, VA, Africatown, AL.

Mapping Local Reparations

We are documenting community redress efforts across the country. Explore specific historical injustices, historical eras, reparations and individual states

AARN Blog

Heirs property research

by James Lennox, AARN Student researcher For the past semester I have been working on independent research study on heirs ...
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Undersign the Redline @Barnard Symposium

On November 19th - 20th, Barnard College held a symposium, Undesign the Redline. Researchers, organizers, artists, and activists convened at ...
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The Brown Grove Empowerment and Strategic Planning Retreat

This past weekend, AARN with support from the International Council for Transitional Justice hosted a two day retreat for the ...
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What’s Happening Now

N’COBRA report, The Harm Is to Our Genes

National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA) released their 2021 report, The Harm is to Our Genes: Transgenerational ...
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Africatown Heritage house

Darron Patterson, president of the Clotilda Descendants Association, pauses to speak to the media and folks roaming around the construction ...
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Elaine race massacre, Arkansas

People's World • OCTOBER 08, 2021 On anniversary of Elaine race massacre, Arkansas community says reparations are due ...
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Africatown, AL

AL.com Alabama • SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 A voice at the table’: In Africatown, patience wears thin over I-10 project Article: ...
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Brown Grove, Virginia

Richmond Times Dispatch • SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 Hanover's historic Brown Grove community allowed to search for graves at the planned Wegmans ...
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WRAL: Black US farmers awaiting billions in promised debt relief

The US government wants to make amends by providing billions of dollars in debt forgiveness for farmers of color as ...
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The Community of Brown Grove vs. Wegmans

Washington Post • AUGUST 4, 2021 Why African American residents-turned-activists are trying to block a supermarket chain from building a ...
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Black Farmers’ Reparations

Black Farmers In Search of Justice The agriculture industry in the United States reflects some of the most devastating truths ...
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Join the Network

Our network provides vital resources and research for racial redress efforts, and includes many local, regional and national racial justice organizations. We hope you can join our great network of activists, academics and policy makers.

(Check out Human Rights page for more information on types of redress from the UN covenant on Civil and Political Rights)