What do we owe
each other?

What We Fund

Through our Quarterman & Keller Scholarships we invest in Black students (25+ scholarships), Black educators, Black studies programs that engage local communities, and directly in local community organizing.

We assist Black farmers and Black land owners with equipment, property challeneges, and land preservation efforts to promote generational wealth and thriving communities and advocate for and fund sacred Black spaces.

We amplify Black voices through publishing and funding oral histories, narratives, and various projects led by Black artists to contextualize enslavement era ephemera and emphasize the power of truth telling.

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.

  • Subscribe 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 info@reparationsproject.org.

Randy’s story

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.

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