RICHMOND REVEALED envisions setting the global standard for reckoning with transatlantic histories
Richmond Revealed envisions sett the global standard for reckoning with histories tied to the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans by pairing educational work that combats cultural amnesia with analysis of untapped economic opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic. In this way, Richmond Revealed ignites a new era of Transatlantic Affairs, one that recognizes West and Central Africa as hubs of cultural and spiritual wealth, economic opportunity, and technological innovation.
RICHMOND IS READY
Richmond already boasts a history of political activism, groundbreaking research initiatives, and the grit from the grassroots necessary to elevate our community as a global leader in reckoning with our Transatlantic histories.
Three objectives guide the work of Richmond Revealed:
TO RAISE AWARENESS
of Richmond’s direct ties to specific places across West Africa from the time of Richmond’s founding, by promoting educational and cultural exchange across the Atlantic.
TO PROMOTE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
that leverage core drivers of economic growth between Richmond and certain African economies, which should foster an entrepreneurial spirit that looks like RVA today and all of its diversity.
TO HONOR THE LEADERS
of Richmond's African diaspora and descendant communities who have paved the way across government, non-profit and business sectors for this work to flourish.