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.

Black Education

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.

Diop Russell

Diop Russell is a junior English major and Film & Visual Culture minor at Spelman College.

Elizabeth Gowans

Elizabeth Gowans is a junior (second year) at Spelman pursuing a degree in history with a minor in curatorial studies.

George Pratt

George Anthony Pratt, a native of Jacksonville, FL, is a second-year history and religion double major at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. He is an active leader and student on campus, serving as the Historian-In-Residence for the Department of Student Life, an SGA Senator At-Large, and Historian of the Glee Club.

Giana Levy

Giana Levy is a junior Mass Media Arts major pursuing a Journalism degree at Clark Atlanta University. She has a passion for storytelling and creating digital content that amplifies Black voices within the African American community.

Jaden Cody

Jaden Alexander Cody is a Junior Economics major, Political Science and Sales double minor from Atlanta, Georgia, attending Morehouse College. During his time at Morehouse, Jaden has served in many leadership positions, as Chief of Staff of the Student Government Association for the 2018-2019 Academic Year, returning to the Executive Leadership of the organization this year as the Chief Operating Officer.

Jordan Barrant

Jordan Barrant is a junior Comparative Women’s Studies Major, Curatorial Studies Minor from Boston, Massachusetts, attending Spelman College. She’s passionate about reproductive rights and arts activism and utilizes research and artmaking to enact change.

Kenneth Salter

Kenneth Salter is a current Junior at Clark Atlanta University majoring in History. He hails from Chicago, Illinois and is the youngest of three children to a single mother who he loves dearly.

Miniya Williams

Miniya Williams, is a junior Psychology major with a concentration in mental health at Spelman College. With her psychology major in mind, Miniya’s mission is to engage in questions of social and institutional transformation as it pertains to mental health and racial healing.

Saleana Copeland

Saleana K. Copeland is currently a junior from West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania pursuing a degree in History at Clark Atlanta University.

Tyjae Jordan

TyJae Jordan is a third-year Psychology student at Morehouse College. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, he became impassioned for social justice through witnessing the Freddie Gray protests in his hometown and the rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Whitney Williams

Whitney Williams is a junior in the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program at Spelman College, where she is majoring in Political Science. Whitney has a passion for youth engagement in the political process and spreading awareness about important political issues. She is heavily involved in various leadership and community organizations, both on and off-campus.

Black Education

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.

Diop Russell

Diop Russell is a junior English major and Film & Visual Culture minor at Spelman College.

Elizabeth Gowans

Elizabeth Gowans is a junior (second year) at Spelman pursuing a degree in history with a minor in curatorial studies.

George Pratt

George Anthony Pratt, a native of Jacksonville, FL, is a second-year history and religion double major at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. He is an active leader and student on campus, serving as the Historian-In-Residence for the Department of Student Life, an SGA Senator At-Large, and Historian of the Glee Club.

Giana Levy

Giana Levy is a junior Mass Media Arts major pursuing a Journalism degree at Clark Atlanta University. She has a passion for storytelling and creating digital content that amplifies Black voices within the African American community.

Jaden Cody

Jaden Alexander Cody is a Junior Economics major, Political Science and Sales double minor from Atlanta, Georgia, attending Morehouse College. During his time at Morehouse, Jaden has served in many leadership positions, as Chief of Staff of the Student Government Association for the 2018-2019 Academic Year, returning to the Executive Leadership of the organization this year as the Chief Operating Officer.

Jordan Barrant

Jordan Barrant is a junior Comparative Women’s Studies Major, Curatorial Studies Minor from Boston, Massachusetts, attending Spelman College. She’s passionate about reproductive rights and arts activism and utilizes research and artmaking to enact change.

Kenneth Salter

Kenneth Salter is a current Junior at Clark Atlanta University majoring in History. He hails from Chicago, Illinois and is the youngest of three children to a single mother who he loves dearly.

Miniya Williams

Miniya Williams, is a junior Psychology major with a concentration in mental health at Spelman College. With her psychology major in mind, Miniya’s mission is to engage in questions of social and institutional transformation as it pertains to mental health and racial healing.

Saleana Copeland

Saleana K. Copeland is currently a junior from West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania pursuing a degree in History at Clark Atlanta University.

Tyjae Jordan

TyJae Jordan is a third-year Psychology student at Morehouse College. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, he became impassioned for social justice through witnessing the Freddie Gray protests in his hometown and the rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Whitney Williams

Whitney Williams is a junior in the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program at Spelman College, where she is majoring in Political Science. Whitney has a passion for youth engagement in the political process and spreading awareness about important political issues. She is heavily involved in various leadership and community organizations, both on and off-campus.
The Reparations Project giving 10 thousand dollar check to The Promise Land farm in Georgia

The Reparations Project was thrilled and honored to pay $10,000 in reparations, part of our larger initiative and reparations fund for descendant families in Port Wentworth, Georgia, to Bob and Bill Johnson, who own and operate Promised Land Farm. Promised Land is one of very few Black-owned farms in Chatham County, Georgia.

We would like to extend a special thanks to our cultural advisor in Georgia, Patt Gunn, President of The Center for Jubilee, Reconciliation, and Healing, Inc. of Savannah, Georgia.

Black Land

The Reparations Project seeks to help prevent Black land loss where the needs are greatest in Beaufort County, SC and Chatham County, GA. We are currently collaborating with The Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network to provide funding to redeem properties for Gullah Geechee families on Hilton Head Island, just outside of Savannah, GA. Please watch this Soledad O’Brien episode about Gullah Geechee land on Hilton Head Island, featuring Theresa White of PAFEN.

 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.