A How to Understand Black Reparations Guide from Boston Massachusetts and beyond.

This is about Black Reparations in Boston, Massachusetts. We will link to African American organized reparations efforts where they are happening across the United States. We are BlackBoston.com, an African American community-oriented web site and content library established in 2004, when it was a subdomain of the BlackSoftware.com. In 2006, we published the first known Black reparations court case and inciuded the actual PDFs of the trial documents in 2006.

Africans were taken from tribes and brought to Boston as cargo. John Winthrop, (the founder of Boston), documented this cargo on 26 February 1638, when the ship Desire arrived from the West Indies. The ship brought cotton, and tobacco, and Negroes, and more.  These unfortunate, enslaved Blacks were about eighteen in number, but over, time the first Blacks gave birth and added to the population, and more enslaved workers were delivered as cargo.   The Early Massachusetts and Rhode Island colonies grew economic power from the slave trade industry. Negroes were products that made a lot of money.  Because of this. The Black Reparations Movement is about today’s Black people collecting money from companies and governments, because their ancestors worked for free. From 1740-1769, White people in Boston Massachusetts were making money on enslaved Black people. Some info on this page comes from the Massachusetts Historical Society website titled African Americans and the End to Slavery in Massachusetts.

  1. In 2024, the mayor of Boston budgeted $750,000 to fund and pay for research about
  2. On October 23, 2023, the Boston City Council voted to rename a tourists landmark from Fanueil Hall, because it was built by an industrial level slave trader and given to the city,
  3.  A book about African American driven reparations atonement has been published here. This groundbreaking resource includes actions and a practical plan for reparations.
  4. There are 477,000 Blacks  living in Greater Boston but few have any impact on the reparations policies  be worked with
  5. more coming, this page is in production

The BlackBoston.com Opinion

The community at-large is not involved in the reparations work. Instead, self-appointed community activists who are referred to by the media as “community leaders,” are the few people who construct requests for reparations and make lists of places they intend to get the money from to share with the people. How to choose people who  receive payments or benefits is one of the things the activist work on figuring out,

There are no surveys asking the 477,000 Blacks living in Greater Boston or the 50,000 plus Black residents of Rhode Island, what they want.


Boston activists seeking $15B in reparations, call on ‘White churches’ to commit to extending wealth (msn.com)