The Reparations Project’s first educational initiative —

  Social Justice Scholars — supports 11 HBCU students at Spelman, Morehouse, and Clark Atlanta in their work toward creating a platform for social change that is undergirded by an anti-racist framework.

Quarterman & Keller Social Justice Scholars engage in social justice engagements and activities supported by the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Center established at Spelman College under the auspices of the American Association of Colleges and Universities. The Center is directed and managed by the Director of the Social Justice Program, Dr. Cynthia Spence.

Quarterman & Keller Social Justice Scholars

Spelman, Morehouse, and Clark Atlanta (HBCU Center)

The Quarterman & Keller Social Justice Scholars program with Spelman College, Morehouse, and Clark Atlanta supports HBCU scholars as they work toward change.

Among other things, scholars in the program will engage in oral history work and work surrounding descendant families and healing, including an oral history of the Quarterman family, in Port Wentworth and Savannah.

Kennesaw State

Descendant Scholarship

Corrine Belles is Randy Quarterman’s cousin and a third-year student at Kennesaw State University. She is pursuing a degree in chemistry with a forensic concentration to achieve her dream of working in toxicology. In her free time, Corrine enjoys trying out new recipes and spending time with friends.

Corrine Belles
Coming Soon:

UC Santa Barbara Black Studies Department Scholars

The UCSB Black Studies Department has a long history of activism and education, as one of the first departments of its kind, established in 1969. It is also the first place Sarah began taking Black Studies courses, in 1989. The Reparations Project has established a fund at UCSB for additional Quarterman & Keller Scholars, to be announced next year.

Coming Soon: Bay Area Graduating Senior Scholarship

We have awarded our first senior scholarship to a student from the California Bay Area and the Sequoia Union High School District. We will announce this scholar in Summer 2022.

Department of Black Studies

Ms. B’s C.R.L.T. Afrofuturism Course (Bay Area, CA)

The Reparations Project supports Sherinda Bryant’s summer Afrofuturism course for elementary and middle school students, created to introduce scholars to the genre of Afrofuturism through literature, STEM and the arts. The basic tenet of this genre is to use the concept of sankofa (go back and get it) to discover the wisdom and knowledge that existed prior to African enslavement and to use these facts to extinguish myths and stereotypes about African-American culture.

Narratives

We believe truth telling and authentic relationships are key to our nation’s healing and repair. We hope that our story will inspire others to interrogate their history and tell their story too. Through Narrative, we amplify descendant-family stories and Black voices. We would love to hear your story too.