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
Please listen to AARN intern, Corey Shaw, and his podcast on Brown Grove Virginia. Brown Grove is a historic African ...Read More
DSLUE was formed by three Missouri family groups, descendants of people enslaved by the Jesuits and made to build and ...Read More
In December, AARN published a letter urging the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission to act upon the Request for Evaluation ...Read More
We are happy to announce a few updates to our redress map. Notably, we have added reparation subheadings under each ...Read More
On April 1st and 2nd, AARN participated in our 3rd Annual Reparations Conference: Reparations 2022! Reparations 2022 brought together leading ...Read More
On November 20, 2021, AARN participated in Barnard College's Undesign the Redline symposium. Undesign the Redline @ Barnard is an ...Read More
Reparations 2022 will bring together leading reparations advocates and activists to share strategies and strengthen efforts. The online program will ...Read More
In 1In 1860, two white men sailed to Africa with the intention of kidnapping Africans and bringing them back to ...Read More
From The Brown Grove Preservation Group. This is your opportunity to let your voices be heard! We ask that you ...Read More
What’s Happening Now
On June 21st, eleven U.S. Senators including Cory Booker, Bernard Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren wrote a letter to President Biden ...Read More
"Savannah wouldn’t be Savannah without its history but some of it leaves a stain. Calhoun Square off Taylor Street is ...Read More
In 1912, Black entrepreneurs Charles and Willa Bruce purchased a beachfront property in Manhattan Beach, California. “Bruce’s Beach,” which included ...Read More
“It's always just encroachment…so the people are steadily moving out or being pushed out, and my fear is the community; ...Read More
By Lilienne Shore Kilgore-Brown When Linda J. Mann arrived at Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights as a fellow ...Read More
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
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.