The purpose of RHAW is to "document" and engage documents and other sources of African and African American heritage, ethics and religion as sites of discourse and inventions.
Critical in the RHAW mission is the conscious advancement of new thinking about African Heritage.
The vision here is to open-up conversation and broaden praxis beyond the individualized selves.
RHAW focuses on inserting critical methodologies in conversing with African heritage, African religion, and Black spiritualities.
The agenda is not so much about historical documentation (as pieces of information in the recorded or unrecordable archives), but more so the narratives by and through which "these documents" shape Africans and African Americans in the United States (reference point), in various contexts, with varying degrees.