Welcome to the Restitution Study Group (RSG) website. We are a not-for-profit institute based in the New York City-metropolitan area. Founded by Deadria Farmer-Paellmann in 2000, we examine and execute innovative approaches to healing the injuries of exploited and oppressed people. The RSG partners with community advocates to bring about positive change through: litigation, legislation, genealogy and DNA research, and direct action.
One of our primary efforts has been to secure reparations and restitution from corporations complicit in the antebellum enslavement of Africans. Our goal is to create a Community Trust Fund managed by Black business and community leaders to invest in efforts to repair the economic, educational, and health disparities from which descendants of enslaved Africans suffer.