Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)


School of Arts and Sciences

Degree Name



Political Science

First Advisor

Dr. Hashim T. Gibrill

Second Advisor

Dr. Abi Awomolo

Third Advisor

Dr. F.S.J. Ledgister


This study analyzes the current and past-published materials of the black reparations movement to determine if in fact an effective model and methodology exists. This study is based on the premise that reparations are due blacks in America; yet the movement exists without an applicable model or methodology. The study attempts to establish some of the historic, social, and political framework for a collective culture model. This research covers five different eras of the black reparations movement and two of its leading organizations. The conclusions drawn from this research affirms the original premise. A functional model to secure reparations for blacks in America does not exist; therefore, there is no applicable methodology. Additionally, a collective culture model has been offered and the W. E. B. DuBois International Conference on Reparations is recommended at the Atlanta University Center.

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