Chapel Hill Community Read & Conversation: FROM HERE TO EQUALITY

The UNC Commission on History, Race, and the Way Forward invites the community to read and discuss From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century.

Book discussions will be hosted at the Chapel Hill Public Library, in partnership with Bridging the Gap and Flyleaf Books. Mention the Community Read in your order comments, and we will manually apply a 10% discount to your order.

Would you like to donate a copy to a participant? If you'd like to add an additional copy to your order for donation, just let us know in the comments and we'll hold that copy at the store to be distributed to participants by the partner organizations.


The most comprehensive case for reparations to date. This compelling and sharply argued book addresses economic injustices head-on and make the most comprehensive case to date for economic reparations for U.S. descendants of slavery. Using innovative methods that link monetary values to historical wrongs, William Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen assess the literal and figurative costs of justice denied in the 155 years since the end of the Civil War and offer a detailed roadmap for an effective reparations program, including a substantial payment to each documented U.S. black descendant of slavery. This new edition features a new foreword addressing the latest developments on the local, state, and federal level and considering current prospects for a comprehensive reparations program.>

William A. Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University

A. Kirsten Mullen is a writer, folklorist, museum consultant, and lecturer whose work focuses on race, art, history, and politics.

From Here to Equality, Second Edition: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century By William A. Darity, A. Kirsten Mullen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781469671208
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 20th, 2022