This article invokes the idea of personhood (which it takes to be at the heart of Afrocommunitarian morality) to give an account of corrective/rectification justice. The idea of
rectification justice by Robert Nozick is used heuristically to reveal the moral-theoretical
resources availed by the idea of personhood to think about historical injustices and what
would constitute a meaningful remedy for them. This notion of personhood has three
facets: (1) a theory of moral status/dignity, (2) an account of historical conditions and (3)
the achievement of moral excellence by the agent (personhood). This article argues that a
just society is a function of (1) and (2), and it further argues that the aim of rectification
justice is to correct these two facets of a society, which are necessary for (3) to be possible.
The aim of correcting history just is to make personhood a possibility for all humanity,
particularly of those who were victims of past injustices.