Resources

Reparations and Family History: Envisioning the Path to Repair

Lotte Lieb Dula, founder of reparations4slavery.com, walks partners of The Reparations Project through a powerful presentation that unpacks her family history and helps us unpack our own family histories to see how every American family is affected by white supremacy. This video is a powerful look at the gap in the genesis of White vs. African American wealth on a personal and systemic scale and considers how we might begin down the road toward personal and national repair.

 

Coming to the Table Reparations Guide

Coming to the Table is uniquely suited to address the issue of reparations in the United States. Its vision, mission, approach, and values are aligned with the initiative. Its slogan, “Taking America Beyond the Legacy of Enslavement (TABLE),” implies such action. Deeply rooted in history and communities across the color line, Coming to the Table is bringing people together for both communion and collaboration in racial healing and building a better future. This resulting guide to possible reparations for slavery and its legacies was created to inspire European Americans to act. However, we suggest that before acting, European Americans should take their cues from African Americans as to when and how to approach and implement reparations. African Americans may wish to engage in some of these activities so as to ensure that trust, healing, and true reparations of the harms are achieved. 

 

Movement 4 Black Lives Reparations Guide

This toolkit explores the long history of struggles for reparations for Black people, lays out key facts, concepts, and international human rights law underlying reparations demands, and provides case studies of struggles for reparations at the institutional, local, state, and international levels. Our goal in creating this toolkit is to provide a foundational definition of what reparations are, to advance our argument that reparations for Black people in the United States are essential, to inform public discussion about reparations, and to support organizers seeking reparations at the local, national, and international level in order to advance our collective struggles for Black liberation.

 

NAARC 10-point Reparations Program

The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) demands that the government of this nation acknowledge the unspeakable crimes committed against African people through enslavement, the institution of chattel slavery, systems of de jure and de facto segregation and other processes of discrimination, denial and exclusion which have severely damaged Black people across generations. We further declare our intent to relentlessly pursue local and state governments and private institutions directly engaged with or complicit in these crimes.

 

N’COBRA’s 2020 National Convention Flipbook

The National Coalition oBlacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) is the premiere mass-based coalition of organizations and individuals organized for the sole purpose of obtaining reparations for African descendants in the United States. N’COBRA is directed nationally by a board of directors. N’COBRA’s campaigns and work is organized through nine national commissions: Economic Development, Human Resources, Legal Strategies, Legislation, Information and Media, Membership and Organizational Development, International Affairs, Youth and Education and seven standing committees: Nomination , Executive, Conference, Fund Development, ASHE, National office and National Campaign(s). N’COBRA holds an annual national membership meeting and conference, usually held the fourth weekend in June, to conduct the business of the Coalition as well as to evaluate and introduce new campaigns and strategies. Read about HR-40 efforts and what the youth of today say about Reparations.