Democrats Abroad Reparations Resources

Non-fiction Reading List

  • Allen, B. J. (2009). Social class matters. In A. Ferber, C. M. Jiménez, A. O’Reilly Herrera, & D. R. Samuels (Eds.), The matrix reader: Examining the dynamics of oppression and privilege (pp. 61– New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  • Alexander, M. (2010). The new Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. New York, NY: New Press.
  • Anderson, S.E The Black Holocaust for Beginners,
  • Bambara, Toni Cade, Those Bones are Not My Child; First Vintage Books Edition 2000
  • Baptist, Edward. The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capitalism; ISBN:0465049664 EAN13:9780465049660, Basic Books Publisher
  • Bell, Derrick, And We Are Not Saved
  • Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone, The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America; The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
  • Bennett Jr., Lerone. Before the Mayflower: A History of the Negro in America 1619 - 1964
  • Berry, Mary Frances, PhD ( ). My Face is Black is True. Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations; Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Bilge, Sirma. (2014). INTERSECTIONALITY UNDONE. Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race.
  • Blackmon, Douglas. Slavery by Another Name
  • Boyle,G. (2010). Tattoos on the Heart : The Power of Boundless Compassion. New York, NY: Free Press.
  • Castro-Gomez, S. , & Martin, D. (2002). The social sciences, epistemic violence, and the problem of the "invention of the other". Nepantla: Views from South, 3(2), 269-285.
  • Coates, Ta-Na-Hesi, The Case for Reparations, Atlantic Magazine, June 2014
  • Clark, John Heinrik PhD. Christopher Columbus and the African Holocaust: Slavery and the Rise of European Capitalism;  ISBN 10:1881316149 ISBN 13:9781881316145;  A & B Book Dist Inc, 1992
  • Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology. (2006). Cambridge, Mass.:South End Press.
  • Coulthard, G. (2007). Subjects of empire: Indigenous peoples and the 'politics of recognition' in Canada. Contemporary Political Theory, 6(4), 437-460.
  • Crenshaw, K. W. (1994). Mapping the margins: Intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color. In M. A. Fineman & R. Mykitiuk (Eds.). The public nature of private violence: The discovery of domestic abuse (pp. 93–118). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Davis, Fania. The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice. Black Lives, Healing and US Social Transformation
  • Downs, James (Jim); Sick From Freedom
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (1903/1994). The souls of Black folks. New York, NY: Dover.
  • Dunbar-Ortiz, R. (2014). An indigenous peoples' history of the United States.
  • Equal Justice Institute. Slavery In America, The Montgomery Slave Trade
  • Fanon, F. (1963). The wretched of the earth. New York, NY: Grove Press.
  • Glaude Jr., Eddie S, Democracy in Black, (How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul); 2016, Crown Publishers
  • Gray, M., Coates, J., Yellow Bird, M., and Hetherington, T. (2013) (Eds.). Decolonizing Social Work. Ashgate Publishing.
  • Hassan, Shira, Saving Our Own Lives (A Liberatory Practice of Harm Reduction): Haymarket Books, Chicago IL. 2022
  • Henry, Charles P. Long Overdue, The Politics of Racial Reparations
  • Horowitz, David, Uncivil Wars, The Controversy Over Reparations for Slavery
  • Jacob, M. (2013). Yakama Rising: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.
  • Million, D. (2013). Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.
  • Mignolo, W. (2007). Introduction: Coloniality of power and de-colonial thinking. Cultural Studies, 21(2), 155-167.
  • Mustakeem, Sowande M., Slavery at Sea (Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage)
  • Owens, Deirdre Cooper, Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology. Paperbook edition 2018 University of Georgia Press
  • Rediker, Marcus, The Slave Ship, A Human History.
  • Robinson, Randall. The Debt
  • Rogers-Jones, Stephanie, They Were Her Property
  • Rothstein, Richard. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
  • Sertima, Ivan Van; African History in America Before Columbus
  • Sharing Our Stories of Survival : Native Women Surviving Violence. (2008). Lanham: AltaMira Press.
  • Smith, L. (1999). Decolonizing Methodologies : Research and Indigenous Peoples. London ; New York : Dunedin, N.Z. : New York: Zed Books ; University of Otago Press ; Distributed in the USA exclusively by St. Martin's Press. 
  • Snowden Jr., Frank Before Color Prejudice (Ancient Views of Blacks)
  • Staples, B. (2019, February 02). When the Suffrage Movement Sold Out to White Supremacy. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from When the Suffrage Movement Sold Out to White Supremacy
  • State of White Supremacy: Racism, Governance, and the United States. (2011). Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
  • Sublette, Ned & Constance, The American Slave Coast
  • Tateishi, John. Redress
  • Umoja, Akinyele. We Will Shoot Back (Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement)
  • Tuck, E. (2009). Suspending damage: A letter to communities. Harvard Educational Review, 79(3), 409-427.
  • Tuck, E. , & Yang, K. (2012). Decolonization is not a metaphor. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-40.
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B., Mob Rule in New Orleans; Read & Co, copyright 2020
  • Wilkerson, Isabel, CASTE The Lies that Divide Us
  • Winbush, Raymond, PhD. & Contributors. Should America Pay?; Belinda
  • Wright, James No Land No Mule No Freedom
  • Williams, Chancellor. The Destruction of Black Civilization


  • Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, NCRR

Social Media (Internet)

H.Res.194 - Apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African-Americans.110th Congress (2007-2008);

Videos/YouTube (The Exoneration of the Honorable Marcus Garvey) brought to you by the Freedom Train Network (Dr. Josef Ben-Johanna)  (Dr. John Heinrick Clark breaks down the Black Holocaust) (Australia’s Dark Secret, the inhumane treatment of indigenous people)  Still working to vet this and someone knows this history, please reach out to me as I am interested.  (How Hawaii was Stolen by the US)

The Price of Sugar (old release but the story of the sugar production and inhumane treatment of the Haitians who traveled to the Dominican Republic in search of economic advancement)


Allen, Robert. “Past Due: The African American Quest for Reparations.”  The Black Scholar, summer 1998, 2 – 15

Bedard, Paul. “Clinton, Race Panel at Odds on Slavery”  Washington Times, September 30, 1997, p.A1

Black African Reparations: Making a Claim for Enslavement and Systematic de Jure Segregation and Racial Discrimination under American and International Law.”  Southern University Law Review 25, no. 1 (1997): 1 – 41.

Brophy, Alfred L. “Some Conceptual and Legal Problems in Reparations for Slavery.” 58 New York University Annual Survey of American Law, winter 2003, pp 497 – 555.

Coates, Ta-Nahesi, The Case for Reparations, Atlantic Magazine, June 2014

Carmichael, Stokley & Hamilton, Charles: The Atlantic Magazine, Dynamite; October 1967 (tragedy of our exploding ghettos has historical roots in the false expectations of the Reconstruction era)

Reparation Tool Kits

Movement4BlackLives -

African American Redress Network -