AARN is a leading research and advocacy organization for U.S. racial justice.
AARN supports those engaged at the grassroots, regional and state levels in promoting racial justice for specific instances of U.S. historical wrongdoings by undertaking and facilitating multidisciplinary research, capacity-building, education, and legal advocacy. We are a collaboration among the Thurgood Marshall Center at Howard University’s School of Law, Washington, DC, and the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, NY.
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
From The Brown Grove Preservation Group. This is your opportunity to let your voices be heard! We ask that you ...Read More
During the past month, AARN has been meeting with Major Joe Womack who is a retired Marine, a resident of ...Read More
On December 2nd, Brown Grove and Hanover residents provided arguments against any truck, or truck and trailer traffic along the ...Read More
by James Lennox, AARN Student researcher For the past semester I have been working on independent research study on heirs ...Read More
On November 19th - 20th, Barnard College held a symposium, Undesign the Redline. Researchers, organizers, artists, and activists convened at ...Read More
This past weekend, AARN with support from the International Center for Transitional Justice hosted a two day retreat for the ...Read More
What’s Happening Now
On December 16, 2021, Professor Justin Hansford was elected to serve on the UN Permanent Forum on People of African ...Read More
This past year, the Black Veterans Project and the National Veterans Council for Legal Redress examined the records on disability ...Read More
October 13, 2021, California Department of Justice, Reparations Task Force Meeting (Part 2 of 4). Please view 14.45 - 35.06 ...Read More
National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA) released their 2021 report, The Harm is to Our Genes: Transgenerational ...Read More
Darron Patterson, president of the Clotilda Descendants Association, pauses to speak to the media and folks roaming around the construction ...Read More
People's World • OCTOBER 08, 2021 On anniversary of Elaine race massacre, Arkansas community says reparations are due ...Read More
AL.com Alabama • SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 A voice at the table’: In Africatown, patience wears thin over I-10 project Article: ...Read More
Richmond Times Dispatch • SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 Hanover's historic Brown Grove community allowed to search for graves at the planned Wegmans ...Read More
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.