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Bernadette Atuahene

Professor of Law, IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law

This post is a part of our People of Landgrid series
highlighting how people across the US are using property data

A portrait of Dr. Atuahene in front of a field of tulips in downtown DetroitTell us a little about you — we want to know more about the work you do.
I am one of the conveners of the Coalition for Property Tax Justice, formerly known as  the Coalition to End Unconstitutional Tax Foreclosures.

What got you into your field? We want to get a sense of your journey.
All my work deals with land stolen from people of the African diaspora. My first book, We Want What's Ours: Learning from South Africa's Land Restitution Program, was about land stolen in South Africa during apartheid and colonialism. My new book is about land stolen through illegal assessments and the resulting property tax foreclosure crisis in Detroit, which has an 80% African American population.

How does your work help people?
My work highlights structural injustice that robs black people of their homes and property.

How do you use Landgrid?
In our door to door outreach, Landgrid is indispensable. Loveland is a key and valued partner in the work.