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Movement

Welcome to the R-400 Movement, where we're not just dwelling on the past, we're building a brighter future.

Discover the

Movement

Welcome to the R-400 Movement, where we're not just dwelling on the past, we're building a brighter future.

African Countries We Currently Work With
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The R 400 Movement is an opportunity for the African continent and the African diaspora to reconnect, reconcile, reclaim what's been lost in 400 years, and reimagine the future.

Bishop Claude R. Alexander, Jr.

In 2019, history turned a new page, marking the 400th anniversary of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

The shores of Carolina witnessed the first arrival of enslaved Africans on American soil in 1619. Today, we stand on the precipice of a different kind of history—one of hope and transformation. The R-400 Movement is all about forging a bridge and path toward Reconnecting, Reconciling, Reclaiming, and Rebuilding the relationships between Africa, the African Diaspora, and African Americans. Join us in shaping the future, connecting continents, and making history.

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The R 400 Movement is an opportunity for the African continent and the African diaspora to reconnect, reconcile, reclaim what's been lost in 400 years, and reimagine the future.

Bishop Claude R. Alexander, Jr.

In 2019, history turned a new page, marking the 400th anniversary of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

The shores of Carolina witnessed the first arrival of enslaved Africans on American soil in 1619. Today, we stand on the precipice of a different kind of history—one of hope and transformation. The R-400 Movement is all about forging a bridge and path toward Reconnecting, Reconciling, Reclaiming, and Rebuilding the relationships between Africa, the African Diaspora, and African Americans. Join us in shaping the future, connecting continents, and making history.

Sectors of Influence

The impact of the R-400 Movement spans across multiple sectors, each playing a vital role in the journey toward a brighter future. We've identified key foundational sectors on which our efforts will be focused.

Our Vision:
The 4 R's

The goal of the R-400 Movement is to support a thriving Pan-African future for the next 400 years. Our vision revolves around four key principles: Reconnect, Reconcile, Reclaim, and Rebuild. These are not just words; they are the pillars upon which we’re constructing a sustainable, transformative bridge and path to a new era.

Building bridges and pathways for the future is at the core of R-400. We’re dedicated....

It’s time to reclaim what was lost, stolen, or forgotten. Our journey involves rediscovering our....

Our Vision:
The 4 R's

The goal of the R-400 Movement is to support a thriving Pan-African future for the next 400 years. Our vision revolves around four key principles: Reconnect, Reconcile, Reclaim, and Rebuild. These are not just words; they are the pillars upon which we’re constructing a sustainable, transformative bridge and path to a new era.

Our mission begins with rekindling the bonds that time and history have frayed. We aim....

Reconciliation is not merely a buzzword; it’s a vital step toward healing and progress. We....

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R-400 is not just a reflection on the past; it’s a vision of the future. What will the next 400 years? Explore how we can, as a generation today, shape a world of redemptive, restorative, relational, and economic rapport across the globe…

The Movement

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The Movement

R-400 envisions the future: a world shaped by redemptive, restorative, and economic rapport. Leveraging African American economic power and intellectual capital, we foster cross-cultural collaboration and opportunities within the U.S. and Africa.

Our Experience

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Our Experience

With a century of collective experience in business, nonprofit, and leadership, our team acts as a driving force. We listen, identify needs, and create ethical, sustainable outcomes. Our Advisors ensure mission protection and generational value.

R-400 History

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R-400 History

In 2019, The Park Ministries hosted the first historic R-400 conference in Charlotte, NC. Here, President Kenyatta presented a resolution to the African Union (AU), recognizing The Park Expo as a US-Africa Trade Hub. This event marked a pivotal moment, solidifying our mission between continents.

Future Timeline

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Future Timeline

R-400's future shines bright. In 2024, we rebuild the movement's foundation, strengthen national and global connections, and enhance our presence in Charlotte. By 2025, we expand internationally, leveraging the Park Expo International Trade Hub for global impact.

Convene & Connect

R-400 2019 AU Delegation from left to right: Tanzanian Ambassador to the US, Mauritius Ambassador to the US, Bishop Claude R. Alexander Jr., May of Charlotte, Kenya Ambassador to the US, Ambassador to the African Union, 1st Secretary of Angolan Embassy US, 1st Secretary of Ghanaian Embassy US

The heart of R-400 is all about bringing people together. We believe that true change happens when people come together, share ideas, and work toward common goals. Our platform is designed to facilitate these connections, fostering collaboration among individuals, corporations, civil society, governments, and faith-based organizations. Together, we can achieve more.

The initial phase of the R-400 Movement will curate strategies, objectives, and ultimately “win-win” project, commerce, and development objectives that can scale, be replicated, and expand across the continent. The convening component inspires innovation, agility, collaboration, consensus, and autonomy for like-minded leaders to look beyond themselves to the greater value contained in their fellow countrymen and enterprises alike. Conferences, gatherings, and actionable engagement sessions, both in person and virtual, will provide this convening environment. Connection happens organically and through policy and executive efforts to forge achievable relationships in alignment with the R-400 Movement vision. The Operational structure to facilitate the intentionality of the R-400 movement is centralized in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is in Charlotte where convening and connecting is stewarded and administrated.​

The Park International Trade Hub

The Park Expo International Trade Hub will be a convening location for businesses in the US and Africa to facilitate transactional commitments through the work of the R-400 Movement. The intentionality of this effort will promote fair trade, and equitable access through vetted processes and protocols that honor compliance, excellence, and adequate accountability to ensure sustainable, scalable, and replicable avenues for mutual success. 

Meet the Visionaries

The Park leadership team embodies a dedicated group of passionate individuals committed to the R-400 Movement’s success. These leaders bring their unique expertise and dedication to the table, guiding us toward a future of meaningful change.

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