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Historic Westwood Community



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Honoring Westwood's History With New Tools For Building Generational Wealth


By Andreas Addison

This article sheds light on the historical significance of Richmond's Westwood Community, the first freed African American neighborhood in the city, dating back to 1872. It recounts the challenges faced by its residents, including attempts to erase the neighborhood, lack of basic infrastructure, and racial segregation in schools. The article discusses the current pressures of real estate investment on Westwood and proposes solutions to protect its residents, such as a land value tax (LVT), home repair programs, and community land trusts. It emphasizes the importance of preserving affordable homeownership opportunities and generational wealth in historically Black neighborhoods. If you're interested in equitable urban development and addressing historical injustices, this article offers valuable insights and potential solutions.

Westwood's Civic League Meeting

Next Meeting:
December 13th
West End Library, Patterson Ave
6:30pm - 7:30pm

(ZOOM will not be available.)


We will be voting on officers at this meeting.  If you want to nominate yourself or someone else, please do so below or contact:
Rev. Jeanette,, (301) 806-6890 or
Tammy Rose,, (804) 357-9279.


Nominate Here

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December's Fun Trivia


Did you know that the word "December" comes from the Latin word "decem," meaning ten?

Originally, the Roman calendar began with March, making December the tenth month. However, when January and February were later added, December retained its name even though it became the twelfth month.

National Eggnog Month:

December is National Eggnog Month, a beverage traditionally enjoyed during the holiday season.

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Westwood's Civic League Virtual Meetings

Next Zoom Meeting: TBA


Meeting ID: 823 3729 8973

Passcode: 015385

Or call:

(301) 715-8592

(929) 205-6099

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