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A sound history for the trail of enslaved people

A Sound History For The Trail Of Enslaved People is an audio archive of personal reflections and historical information about this significant site in Richmond, Virginia and the enslaved people who lived, worked and were bought and sold in this area. The archive is available as a sound walk that follows a three-mile pathway along the banks of the James River. Using internet-based GPS and Google mapping technology, the guided walk is responsive to physical location on the trail for those accessing the archive via a smart phone or tablet.  It can also be accessed anywhere via any web-enabled device or computer. This audio resource was produced by Dr. Vaughn Garland  and includes interviews with a number of Richmonders, including Initiatives of Change and TRHT/Richmond partners. 


Rob Corcoran writes of his first hand experience of trustbuilding through the work of Hope in the Cities in Richmond, VA.  This article is part of an issue of the National Civic Review dedicated to racial healing and equity that can be found at this link

Remove the Real artifacts of the Confederacy

Benjamin P. Campbell: pastor emeritus of Richmond Hill, a pastoral associate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; author of “Richmond’s Unhealed History

RVA's civil war museum can lead the nation in new directions

Edward L. Ayers: historian and former president of the University of Richmond,  board chair of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond

The case for memorializing the entire richmond slave district

John V. Moeser: professor emeritus of urban studies and planning at VCU; retired senior fellow of the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond

TRUSTBUILDING: Creating Space for Change

Blog by Rob Corcoran, author of 'Trustbuilding: An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility', has facilitated dialogue, reconciliation and partnerships among diverse and polarized racial, ethnic, and religious groups in an array of locales across the United States and in Europe, South Africa, India, Australia and Brazil. He is Strategic Advisor for Community Trustbuilding at Initiatives of Change and founder of its Hope in the Cities program, which models honest conversation and sustained partnerships across traditional boundaries. He has lived with his family in Richmond since 1980.

Breaking down beliefs of racial hierarchy

Dr. Gail Christopher, Senior Advisor & Vice President for TRHT, W.K. Kellogg Foundation  

cost of segregation 

Urban Institute 

white House council for community solutions

Obama Administration - Case Studies