A diaspora is the migration of a people and its culture away from their homeland.
The original diaspora that moved humankind out of Africa connects all of us. The black and African diasporas of contemporary times affect all of us.
The Wells Fargo Heritage Center explores four main themes of diaspora — origin, movement, adaptation, and transformation — to foster greater understanding and empathy among people everywhere.
When did you first discover you were African?
Photo credit for header image: Map, Atlantic Ocean, ca. 1794; Image Reference JCB_C-6717, as shown on www.slaveryimages.org, compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite, and sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library.
Two million years ago, humanity began in Africa. As people move, adapt, and transform, new origins take root and the cycle continues.