Tuesday, November 12, 2019


This searchable database includes selected 369 legal documents on reparations. 

Documents were gathered through an electronic database search based on the following search parameters: Within the title either (reparation* or slavery or  enslaved or  slave*) and the following within the body of the article  (reparation* in the same sentence with either  "black american" or  "African american" or  enslaved or  slavery or slave* or "jim crow" or  negro! or colored).

The documents were not reviewed and may only be tangentially related to reparations for Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States.  Furthermore, it is possible that an inappropriate article is included in the database. If you think an article is racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic or otherwise inappropriate,  please email with the (1) the name of the database and (2) the complete name of the article.

The documents are in the following categories:

Type Total
Administrative Decisions & Guidance 12
Briefs 7
Cases 7
Expert Materials 1
Law Review Articles and Other Secondary Sources 309
Legislation (Proposed & Enacted) 9
Statutes & Court Rules 4
Trial Court Documents 20



This database has two visible pages  - list of all records (initially) or records that meet the condition (on search), and a detailed view of the selected record. When you click on any record in the list,  a detailed report will be returned for the selected record. Each record includes, at a minimum, title, citation. 


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Vernellia R. Randall
Founder and Editor
Professor Emerita of Law
The University of Dayton School of Law


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