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This searchable database includes selected 3200+ legal documents on reparations for Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States (DAEUS).  Two hundred (200) documents were added from 2021. 

Documents were gathered through an electronic database search based on the following search parameters: Within the body of the article  (reparation* in the same paragraph 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 102
Arbitration 1
Briefs 199
Cases 210
Expert Materials 18
Law Review Articles and Other Secondary Sources 2446
Legislation (Proposed & Enacted) 80
Regulations (Proposed & Adopted)  8
Trial Court Documents 209
Trial Court  Order 5
Most Relevant 332




Patrons can get an abstract of an article placed on the website.
Go, signup as a patron and then submit your request.