This website seeks to orient the higher education community to the history and culture of Richmond, Virginia (RVA) as a first step to rich engagement.
A sizable number of Richmond’s enslaved people did not live with their owners. Slaveowners lodged enslaved people in separate communities until the Civil War
Richmond is the only independent city in Virginia without the council-city manager form of government
The James River is Virginia’s largest river, flowing across the entire state from its headwaters in Bath and Highland Counties to its mouth at the Chesapeake Bay
Richmond residents can live only 3 miles apart yet face a 14 year difference in life expectancy
Arts and Culture
Between 2008 and 2014, the economic impact of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts more than doubled, totaling $145.1 million in 2014.