The Richmond Slavery Reconciliation Statue is one of three identical monuments placed around the world. Richmond, Virginia along with Liverpool, England, and the Republic of Benin, all played a leading role in the international slave trade. Unveiled on March 31, 2007, the statue was realized after a years-long effort on the continents to raise awareness and increase informational accuracy about Richmond's role in the slave trade.
Erected not far from Richmond's former slave market in Shockoe Bottom, the 15-foot, half-ton bronze sculpture was created by Liverpool artist Stephen Broadbent. By the 1850's, Richmond was the second largest commercial slave center in the United States.