Our Mission

BLOOMING WHERE planted to Retrace history and curate opportunity

African culture is evident in so many American cities and towns. Among the most vibrant concentrations of African peoples and opportunities for cultural immersion lie within the Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia area (also known as the DMV). The tri-state region of the District of Columbia, Maryland and northern Virginia has long had a African presence and sensibility. Since the 1600s, West African peoples have populated this region, honing their proficiency in music, the arts, technology, and commerce.

This region is also home to the Africa Within America (AMA) team. It is here we launched our journey to start charting opportunities to engage, experience and eat the sights, sounds, smells and savoriness of the African continent … no passport needed.