RESTITUTION STUDY GROUP – CLAIM IN OPPOSITION TO TRANSFER OF BENIN BRONZES

August 15, 2022 Re: Charity Number 802725 To Charitable Commissions Representative, We are the Restitution Study Group, a United States based non-profit organization concerned with slavery justice. This letter is submitted on behalf of UK, Caribbean Commonwealth nation, and USA citizens whose ancestors were enslaved in exchange for metal manillas that were melted and cast into the Benin bronzes. Slave …

Ex-Slaves Who Inspired “Alice” Film to Attend Baton Rouge Premiere

Ex-slaves, Arthur Wall and Annie Miller, and the Peonage Detective who discovered them, Antoinette Harrell, are set to attend a Baton Rouge, Louisiana premiere of “Alice” on Friday, March 18, 2022.  The revenge thriller was inspired by their lives as slaves on Mississippi plantations up until the 1960’s.   Keke Palmer stars in the film as …

Open Letter on African American Genocide to the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., President of the United States of America from the Restitution Study Group and friends

World Human Rights Day, December 10th, 2021 Honorable President Joseph R. Biden, we applaud your recognition of the Armenian genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire, where over 1.5 million people were killed in mass and forced to erase their religious identity in 1915. Who better to make this acknowledgement than the United States under your …

“Time for an Awakening” with Bro. Elliott, Sunday 11/21/2021 7:00 PM guest: Attorney, Legal Strategist, Human rights Activist, Deadria Farmer-Paellmann

Attorney Deadria Farmer-Paellmann talked about her work as the Founder and Executive Director of the Restitution Study Group, dedicated to researching and exposing corporate complicity in slavery, and as Co-Chair of the Organization of Tribal Unity – OTU that unites families separated by the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Check out the conversation here.

The Moguldom Nation – Reparations Litigator Deadria Farmer-Paellmann On Why She Thinks Bank Of America Should Pay Up

Deadria Farmer-Paellmann claims that Bank of America’s predecessor, Providence Bank of Rhode Island, benefited financially from the slave trade and she’s calling for students, universities and others to divest from the bank and its holdings. For decades, Farmer-Paellmann has been digging and finding evidence tying corporate America to pre-Civil War slavery. She exposed corporate complicity …

BENZINGA – Restitution Study Group Announced as Inaugural Grantee in Multi-Million Dollar Initiative for Reparations Advancement — The #Case4Reparations Fund

New York, NY September 14, 2021 --(PR.com)-- Today, Liberated Capital, Decolonizing Wealth Project’s donor community and funding vehicle focused on providing resources to Black, Indigenous and other communities of color, officially announced the Restitution Study Group (RSG) as part of the inaugural cohort who will receive funding to support local, regional and national movement-building and …

BBC Radio 4 – Descendants – The woman who took on big companies with links to slavery

The woman who took on big companies with links to slavery “I really wanted to know who I was” Deadria Farmer-Paellmann grew up in Brooklyn, never knowing where in Africa her family were from. She found the term African-American troubling: Africa is a whole continent, with many countries and people within it. “I really wanted …

PBS NewsHour – Can DNA tests help repair social ruptures from transatlantic slavery?

In 2002, descendants of African slaves filed a historic class-action lawsuit in U.S. federal court demanding reparations from financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance and textile companies that had benefited from their predecessors. Reparations lawyer Deadria Farmer-Paellmann was tasked with proving direct links between the plaintiffs and the slave trade, so she submitted to the court DNA …

THE GUARDIAN – Barclays admits possible link to slavery after reparation call

Barclays bank is coming under mounting pressure to pay millions of pounds in reparations as fresh allegations suggest that banks it has taken over were founded on profits made from slavery. New evidence prompted leading black American campaigners to write to senior Barclays officials last week demanding meetings over the issue. Barclays, which is trying …