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Champaign-Urbana Reparations Coalition Selected Resources

African American Redress Network  provides advocacy tools, research, and capacity building to descendant communities in their efforts to secure racial justice and reparation initiatives


Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness (2010).                          


Anderson, Carol. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (2016).


 "The Big Payback"

on Evanston, IL, reparations effort


Barram, Michael, Drew G.I. Hart, Gimbiya Kettering and Michael J. Rhodes, eds. Reparations and the Theological Disciplines: Prophetic Voices for Remembrance, Reckoning, and Repair (Rowman & Littlefield, 2023).


“California Votes oppose cash reparations for slavery, poll finds.” All Things Considered/NPR (Sept. 11, 2023).


Cha-Jua, Sundiata, M.F. Berry, and V.P. Franklin, eds. Reparations and Reparatory Justice: Past, Present, and Future. University of Illinois Press, 2024.


Charles, J. Brian, Mike Maciag, Daniel Vock. “Segregated in the Heartland: An Investigative Series.” Governing (January 14, 2019)


Chavez, Nicole. “Georgetown University and Jesuits Donate $27 Million…” CNN (September 14, 2023) 


The Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery


Coates, Ta-Nehisi, "The Case for Reparations," The Atlantic (June 2014) 


Coming to the Table reparations guide can be accessed and downloaded here: 


Background on the Coming to the Table working group and additional resources can be   found here:


Conover, Adam. “Adam Ruins Everything: The Disturbing History of the Suburbs.” TruTV (2017?).


“The Cost of Inheritance (PBS Episode 1 of America Reframed).”  2024.


Darity, William and A. Kirsten Mullen. From Here to Equality (2022).


Darity, William, A. Kirsten Mullen and Lucas Hubbard, eds. The Black Reparations Project: A Handbook for Racial Justice (2023).

Davis, Allen J. "An Historical Timeline of Reparations Payments Made From 1783 through 2023 by the United States Government, States, Cities, Religious Institutions, Universities, Corporations, and Communities."

Evanston Reparations Discussion on The 21st (December 11, 2023) with Robin Rue Simmons, Jeff Trask, Alvin Tillery

First Repair, Informing Local Reparations, Nationally. Resources:


Higher Ground, WEFT Radio (December 23, 2023): discussions on international and national reparations with Siphiwe Baleka (at 1:03:23-1:31) and Kamm Howard (1:36-end)


Hoffman, Chad. Executive Director Habitat for Humanity. 

"Housing Equity" 

Video presentation:


Howard, Kamm. Laying the Foundation for Local Reparations:A Guide for Providing National Symmetry for Local Reparation Efforts (Self-published, 2020).


Kwon, Duke L.  & Gregory Thompson. Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair  (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2021).


Library of Congress. “Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-38.”


Love, Bettina. Punished for Dreaming: How School Reforms Harms Black Children and How We Heal (NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2023). Especially ch. 12, “A Call for Educational Reparations” 


Meacham, Jon. And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle (Random House, 2022).

“New York Launches Commission to Consider Racial Reparations” (December 19, 2023)


Providence (RI) Municipal Reparations Commission. Report. (August 2022).


Reparations Narrative Lab. There Are New Suns: Building a Transformative Narrative for the Black Reparations Movement (2023).


“State Rep. Carol Ammons wants descendants of slaves in Illinois to have access to free DNA testing.” Illinois Public Media (February 28, 2024).


Smith, Clint. How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (2021).


Táíwò, Olúfẹ́mi O. Reconsidering Reparations (Oxford University Press, 2022).

Washington, Jessica. "The Root's Guide to Reparations in the United States" (Updated July 8, 2023)




"Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America." (118-minute documentary)


Wilkerson, Isabel. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Random House, 2020)


_______. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. (Vintage, 2010)





The Doris Hoskins archives at the Museum of the Grand Prairie are valuable and a finding aid is here:


Oral history interviews can be found here:


More on the Hoskins Collection:


Some digitized resources from the Hoskins archive are available on eBlack CU:

Updated March 2024

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