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

What’s Happening Now

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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Chicago SunTimes: Evanston reparations leader: It’s time to do something about the line dividing Black, white lives

Ald. Robin Rue Simmons says her grandparents drew that line for her, telling her where not to go. This effort’s ...
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CNN: Evanston, Illinois, approves the country’s first reparations program for Black residents

By Skylar Mitchell and Suzanne Malveaux, CNN Wed March 24, 2021 (CNN) Officials in the Chicago suburb of Evanston voted ...
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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)