A “Mammy Jar” sits atop a kitchen cabinet in a photo City Councilwoman Reva M. Trammell posted of herself and a friend on her Facebook page. The ceramic figure was circled in the photo by someone who saw the post on social media.
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As a longtime member of Richmond City Council, Reva Trammell has come to be known as a reliable and outspoken advocate for the poor and elderly in the city’s 8th District. She has a reputation for challenging her political peers to govern and enact policies that protect the least powerful.