State Contacts

Across the country, advocates have lead racial justice efforts. At AARN, we’ve developed a list of state and regional contacts, who have demonstrated a commitment to local African-American redress efforts. Below is a sample of contacts located in the South Atlantic region. If you would like to obtain a list of local reparation efforts in your state or region, please go to your voice, join the network, and send us a request.

StateProject Organization
DelawareDelaware Racial Justice CollaborativeYWCA Delaware
DelawareApologizing for the Wrongs of Slavery and Expressing Delaware’s Profound Regret for Its Role in Slavery Delaware General Assembly, 148th General Assembly (2015 – 2016)
DelawareThe Lynching of George WhiteDelaware Social Justice Remembrance Coalition
DelawareAn Act to Amend Title 1 of the Delaware Code by establishing a Juneteenth National Freedom Day.Delaware 140th General Assembly Delaware State Senate Bill 282: (1999-2000)
DelawareUnequal Justice in Delaware – Rewriting the Narrative Research PartnershipUniversity of Delaware, Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
DelawareSouthern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice
DelawareHouse Joint Resolution 10Delaware General Assembly, 148th General Assembly (2015 – 2016)
DelawareUnequal Justice in Delaware – Rewriting the Narrative Research PartnershipUniversity of Delaware, Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
DelawareRed Clay Consolidated School District Equity CommitteeRed Clay Consolidated School District 
DelawareDelaware Lynching Marker for George WhiteEqual Justice Initiative 
DelawareRedding Consortium for Educational Equity (Senate Bill 148, House Bill 222)Redding Consortium for Educational Equity
Florida
FloridaRemembering RosewoodRosewood Heritage Foundation
FloridaSamuel Proctor Oral History ProgramUniversity of Florida
FloridaHeadstone for July Perry at Greenwood CemeteryWest Orange Reconciliation Task Force (WORTF)
FloridaFlorida Ch. 1991-252, s. 1, Laws of Fla. and s. 683.21, F.S. Recognition of JuneteenthFlorida State Legislature
FloridaA Day of Remembrance: A Historical Marker CeremonyOcoee City Commission
FloridaCommunity Remembrance Project Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee
FloridaRosewood Heritage VR ProjectThe Rosewood Heritage Foundation
Florida
FloridaRosewood Historical MarkerFlorida Heritage Landmarks
FloridaThis is an Equitable Claim seeking 7.2 million for damages resulting from the 1923 destruction of Rosewood, FL Florida State House of Representatives
FloridaA Concurrent Resolution expressing profound regret for the involuntary servitude of Africans and calling for reconciliation among all FloridiansFlorida State House of Representatives
FloridaReplacement of Florida Statue in National Statuary Hall on 144th Anniversary of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s BirthdayCommittee of Great Floridians Program and public testimony, Governor Ron DeSantis, 2016 and 2018 Florida State Legislative sessions,
FloridaFlorida Senate removes Confederate battle flag from Florida Senate Seal2015 Florida Senate
FloridaDaytona City Manager removes three plaques honoring Confederate soldiers in Riverfront ParkDaytona City Manager James Chisholm
FloridaHollywood Florida City commissioners decide to rename three streets that were named for Confederate commandersHollywood City, FL Commissioners 2017
FloridaHigh School Renaming, 2014, previously named Nathan Bedford Forrest HS when founded as all-white high school in 1954Duval County School Board 2013, Jacksonville, FL
FloridaHouse Bill 591 Fl. HB 591 (1994).Florida State House of Representatives
Florida2001 Governor Jeb Bush orders removal of Confederate Flag “The Stainless Banner” from Florida State House grounds, which had flown in the state capitol since 1978Governor Jeb Bush
FloridaMove of the 1911 14-ton “Memoria in Aeternum’ Confederate monument from the Tampa Hillsborough County Courthouse to a private cemetery, with public vote and public fundraising as well as city commissioner support Tampa, Florida, Hillsborough County Commissioners
FloridaFormer Representative Alzo Reddick Florida Ch. 1991-252, s. 1, Laws of Fla. and s. 683.21, F.S. Recognition of JuneteenthFlorida State Legislature
GeorgiaHank KlibanoffEmory, Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project
GeorgiaMary Turner Project
GeorgiaNAACP Dekalb County
GeorgiaRich RuskMoore’s Ford Memorial Committee
GeorgiaRev. J. L. Nunnally
GeorgiaTrent Frank, Executive DirectorSouthern Truth and Reconciliation (STAR)
GeorgiaATL MayorMayor Bottoms
GeorgiaDemosthenian Literary Society
GeorgiaGeorgia SR 164 (2011-2012) A RESOLUTION recognizing “Juneteenth Celebration Day” in GeorgiaGeorgia General Assembly
GeorgiaTrans Atlantic Slave Trade Database: VoyagesEmory University
GeorgiaMoore’s Ford Memorial CommitteeClinton White House Initiatives
GeorgiaThe Mary Turner ProjectHate not Heritage Campaign
GeorgiaRemembrance Project, Lynching MarkerNAACP Dekalb Chapter
GeorgiaChief Dekmar apologyLaGrange Police Department
GeorgiaGeorgia Cold Cases ProjectEmory University
GeorgiaMayor Robert Reichart, Macon-Bibb County, Inaugural Address, Apology for slaveryMacon-Bibb County Mayor Reichart
GeorgiaThe Lynching Project: Murder and Memory in Georgia exhibitUniversity of Georgia
GeorgiaThe Story of Thomas MattoxNortheastern University Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project
GeorgiaUniversity of Georgia Demosthenian Literary SocietyUniversity of Georgia
GeorgiaAtlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signs bill changing Confederate street namesCity of Atlanta, Office of the Mayor
MarylandMegan Davey LimarziMaryland Inspector General
MarylandAlderwoman Tierney, Annapolis, City Council Resolution R-21-18: Recognizing and Remembering Racial InjusticeMaryland Inspector General
MarylandBrandon M. Scott — bill sponsor —  Proposed: Baltimore Racial Equity Fund proposal and Equity Assessment of policies and governmentMaryland Inspector General
MarylandLynching Truth Commission, Joseline Pena Melnyk, State Senatorjoseline.pena.melnyk@house.state.md.us
MarylandMaryland HB 549: General Provisions – Commemorative Days – Juneteenth National Freedom Day, requires governor to annually proclaim June 19th as Juneteenth National Freedom Day, in effect June 1, 2014.Maryland General Assembly
MarylandSlavery Era Insurance Policy ReportMaryland State Government
MarylandMegan Davey Limarzi -Clerk of the Council — Remembrance and Reconciliation CommissionMontgomery County Council
MarylandMD HB 307, Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Passed April 2019)Maryland State Senate
Maryland2019 Plans to erect statues of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman at Maryland State House ComplexMaryland Board of Public Works
MarylandMaryland Lynching MapBaltimore Sun Newspaper
Maryland“Lynching in Maryland: The Journey from Truth to Reconciliation” A Day of Remembrance, Reflection, and Reckoning; 1st Half Day ConferenceMaryland Lynching Memorial Project
MarylandBaltimore Racial Equity Fund and Equity AssessmentCity of Baltimore, Mayor’s Office, City Council
MarylandSenate Joint Resolution 6, Apology for Slavery, 2007Maryland State Legislature
MarylandBaltimore City Council removal of Confederate Monuments overnight Baltimore City Council
MarylandAnnapolis city removal of former Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney statue from State House LawnAnnapolis City Council
MarylandEllicott City, Howard County Courthouse removal Confederate MonumentHoward County Executive
North CarolinaRobert Pearsonformer US Ambassador, involved in Confederate statue removal in NC
North CarolinaHidden Voices
North CarolinaNorth Carolina 2007 Session Law 450, HB 1607: An Act Recognizing Juneteenth National Freedom Day in North CarolinaNorth Carolina General Assembly
North CarolinaRemoval of Silent SamUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
North CarolinaCommunication for Community ChangeGreensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission- Inactive as of 2005
North Carolina1898 Memorial1898 Memorial Foundation
North CarolinaCommission on Race and SlaveryDavidson College
North CarolinaCommittee on Elon History and MemoryElon University
North CarolinaQuakers, Slavery and the Underground Railroad Guilford College
North CarolinaHistory CommitteeSalem Academy and College
North CarolinaFrom Slavery to Freedom in Wake ForestWake Forest Historical Museum
North Carolina1898 Wilmington Race Riot Truth Committee est 2000North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
North CarolinaNC Session Law 2000-138 SENATE BILL 7871898 Wilmington Race Riot Commission
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Racial Justice Act of 2009 North Carolina State Legislature, General Assembly
North CarolinaResolution 2007-21, Senate Joint Resolution 1557North Carolina State Legislature, General Assembly
North CarolinaBooker T. Spicely Case Study, Digital Archive, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice ProjectNortheastern University Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project
North CarolinaStatue of Robert E. Lee removed from Duke University ChapelDuke University
North CarolinaProtestors remove Confederate statue from Old Durham County CourthouseWorkers World Party Durham, Industrial Workers of the World, Triangle People’s Assembly, Democratic Socialists of America
North CarolinaRemoval of Confederate statue from Chatham county courthouseChatham County Board of Commissioners
North CarolinaRocky Mount City Council votes to remove Confederate monument in Battle ParkRocky Mount City Council
South CarolinaTask Force on Slavery and JusticeFurman University
South CarolinaCenter for the Study of SlaveryCollege of Charleston
South CarolinaSlavery at South Carolina CollegeUniversity of South Carolina
South CarolinaThe Complete StoryClemson University
South CarolinaWilliam HineOrangeburg Massacre
South CarolinaAmerica’s Black Holocaust Museum
South CarolinaUniversity and Slavery ProjectThe Citadel
South CarolinaCleveland Sellers Jr. Orangeburg Massacre
South CarolinaApology for slavery, Charleston
South CarolinaGeorge Stinney ExonerationSC Circuit Court
South CarolinaS.C. Code Ann. §53-3-85 (2008) Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Day. South Carolina Legislature
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Bill 897, 121st Legislative Session, 2014-2016: Removal of Confederate flag from state houseSouth Carolina General Assembly, 121st Session, 2015-2016
South CarolinaYork County Courthouse removal of Confederate symbols from courtroomYork County Clerk of Court
VirginiaUniversities Studying SlaveryUniversity of Virginia
VirginiaDr. Lynn RainvilleSweet Briar College
VirginiaRita Moseley: Prince Edward County Schools
VirginiaDolores McQuinn – State Rep
VirginiaKen Woodley
VirginiaSlavery in LynchburgUniversity of Lynchburg
VirginiaHampton MuseumHampton University
VirginiaSlavery in the American Mountain SouthVirginia Tech
VirginiaSlave Dwelling ProjectRoanoke College
VirginiaGeorge Washington Carver Plaque
VirginiaBrown v Board Scholarship
VirginiaHistorical Marker, Washington VA
VirginiaRemoval of Plaques, Christ ChurchChrist Church
VirginiaEnslaved Children of George MasonGeorge Mason University
VirginiaThe Lemon ProjectCollege of William and Mary
VirginiaEnslaved History Walking Tour, UVAUniversity of Virginia
VirginiaPresident’s Commission on Slavery and the University, University of VirginiaUniversity of Virginia
VirginiaJennifer McClellan – State Senator
VirginiaAlexandria City Council Ad Hoc Committees for Removal and Renaming of Confederate Memorials and Street NamesAlexandria City Council
VirginiaArlington County Board renaming Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond HighwayArlington County Board
VirginiaFairfax County School Board renames school after public consultationFairfax County Board
VirginiaPetersburg, VA School Board renames 3 elementary schools originally named after Confederate generals Robert E. Lee, A.P Hill, and J.E.B Stuart Elementary to Lakemont, Cool Springs, and Pleasants Lane Elementary after current neighborhoods.Petersburg School Board
VirginiaRichmond School Board School Name ChangesRichmond School Board
VirginiaFormer Delegate Frank Hargrove — H.Res. 56, 2007 Sess. (Va. 2007): Designating the third Saturday of June, in 2007 and in each succeeding year, as “Juneteenth” Freedom Day in VirginiaVirginia General Assembly
VirginiaAfrican Americans at Washington & LeeWashington & Lee University 
VirginiaHistorical Marker Lynching of John Henry JamesEqual Justice Initiative & Charlottesville community leaders
VirginiaHistorical Marker Lynching of Isaac BrandonEqual Justice Initiative & Community leaders
VirginiaHistorical Marker Lynching of Orion AndersonLoudoun County NAACP & Loudoun County Freedom Center
VirginiaHistorical Marker Hall’s HillHalls Hill/High View Park Historic Preservation Coalition & County Government
VirginiaZann Nelson — Charles “Allie” Thompson Commemoration Remembrance and Reflection eventNortheastern University Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Museum of Culpeper History 
VirginiaHB 108/SB 601: Lee-Jackson Day state holiday is no longer recognized and replaced with Election DayVirginia State Legislature
VirginiaThe Hollins University Working Group on Slavery and Its Contemporary LegaciesHollins University
VirginiaTask Force on InclusionJames Madison University
VirginiaAtkinson MuseumHampden-Sydney College
VirginiaAfrican American Historic Sites Database, VUUVirginia Union University
VirginiaSenate Joint Resolution No. 332, Resolution; Acknowledging the involuntary servitude of Africans and the exploitation of Native Americans, and calling for reconciliationVirginia Legislature: 2007 session
VirginiaHJ 655, SJ 927, Virginia Statement of Regret for Lynching Virginia Legislature
VirginiaThe Barbara Rose
Johns Farmville Prince Edward Community Library
Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors
VirginiaProject on closing of Prince Edward County SchoolsHampden-Sydney College
VirginiaVirginia Theological Seminary reparations endowment fundVirginia Theological Seminary
VirginiaUniversity of Virginia Board of Visitors Resolution to remove Confederate plaques, responding to student demands made shortly after the violence of the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rallyUniversity of Virginia, Board of Visitors
VirginiaUniversity of Virginia makes a donation with interest to protestor medical fees in a rebuke of a 1921 KKK pledge to the university,  responding to student demands made shortly after the violence of the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rallyUniversity of Virginia
Virginia2011 Lexington City Council votes for city ordinance banning display of the Confederate flag (or any flags other than the U.S., Virginia, or city flag) to be flown on city-owned flagpoles. Ordinance upheld in Circuit Court in case brought against city by Sons of Confederate Veterans.Lexington City Council
West Virginia Call to Action for Racial Equality
West VirginiaScott Rogers, Apology for SlaveryCharles Town Mayor
West VirginiaOur Future West Virginia
West VirginiaWest Virginia Center for African-American Arts & Culture
West VirginiaJane M. Tabb, Jefferson County Confederate Courthouse PlaqueCounty Commission, Jefferson County
West Virginiadavid J Trowbridge — Carter Woodson ProjectMarshall University
West VirginiaKatherine Coleman Goble Johnson Scholarship and StatueWest Virginia State University
West VirginiaH.Res. 19, 78th Leg., 2d Sess. (2008): Designating June 19 as “Juneteenth Day of Recognition”West Virginia Legislature 2008
Washington D.C.Georgetown Slavery ArchiveGeorgetown University
Washington D.C.National Museum of African American History and CultureSmithsonian Institute
Washington D.C.Parisa Norouzi 
(202) 234-9119 x 100 
parisa@empowerdc.org ; takingactiondc@gmail.com
Empower DC
Washington D.C.OneDC
Washington D.C.Making Black Lives Matter, Hill-Snowdon FoundationHill-Snowdon Foundation
Washington D.C.Center on Race and WealthHoward University
Washington D.C.BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity)BOLD
Washington D.C.National Black Justice Coalition
Washington D.C.The Sentencing Project
Washington D.C.N’COBRA (National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America)
Washington D.C.Georgetown InitiativesGeorgetown University
Washington D.C.Shellée M. HaynesworthBlack Broadway on U
Washington D.C.Councilmember Phil Mendelson — Res. 160, 15th Counsel, 2003 D.C. PR15-0160 – SENSE OF THE COUNCIL JUNETEENTH NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY RESOLUTION OF 2003D.C. City Council
Washington D.C.African American Civil War Memorial MuseumAfrican American Civil War Memorial Museum
Washington D.C.Civil Rights History Project, Initiated through the Civil Rights Project Act of 2009