What we do
Invest in Education
Through our Quarterman & Keller Scholarships and Financial Literacy Academy we invest in Black students, Black educators, and social justice education that engages local communities where large numbers of ancestors of the enslaved live.
Black Land Redress
We assist descendants of the enslaved with heirs property challenges and land preservation to promote Black land ownership and generational wealth. We also advocate for and fund sacred Black spaces.
Amplify Descendant Voices
We believe personal relationships and redress are key to our nation’s healing and repair. We center descendant-families of the enslaved and of enslavers, encourage acknowledgement and repair, and amplify their stories through Narrative.
What can you do?
More than 240 years of slavery.
More than 150 years of oppression and “slavery by another name.”
We can’t afford to wait any longer.
Take the Pledge to Repair and take the lead.
White people: You can help repair racial injustice now.
The Reparations Project creates new models for individuals, families, and the nation to repair racialized injustice against Black/African-American communities that began in 1619 and continues today.
In 2020, a median white family has 10 times more wealth than a median Black/A-A family.
The Reparations project seeks to create equity by centering the descendants of those who were enslaved and supporting descendant families of enslavers to pursue ancestral healing through repairing generational harm.
Are you a descendant of someone who enslaved others? If you’d like to give as a descendant family and join our Descendant Circle please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was born in Okinawa, Japan on 5 December 1975 to Hideko Shimoji and Roy Quarterman (Zeike Quarterman’s great-great grandson). My father was born in Georgia, a few miles from the land where Zeike Quarterman had been enslaved, and found himself in Japan with the Air Force. I was raised in the Asian culture where respect and honor was very important in my Japanese family. Hard work and doing things the right way was a must. I never knew the idea of racism or any differences while I was in Japan except for the fact that I was “Half.” This is what the Okinawans would say about children that were born from an American G.I and a Japanese. That was the only thing that ever hurt me. In the summer of 1988, my father (now divorced) and I came back to live near Savannah, GA. This is where I learned about anti-Black racism first hand.
We can all help our nation heal
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