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This searchable database includes selected 3300+ legal documents on reparations for Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States (DAEUS).

In January 2024, 108 documents from 2023 were added.  There were 49480 hits.

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). Documents marked relevant had the word reparations in either the title or the summary.

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 211
Expert Materials 18
Law Review Articles and Other Secondary Sources 2578
Legislation (Proposed & Enacted) 99
Regulations (Proposed & Adopted)  8
Trial Court Documents 210
Trial Court  Order 5
Most Relevant 410


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