Friday, March 20, 2015
Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center
The Sankofa Curator, Ms. Angela Jennings, has traveled throughout the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, West Africa, and Europe to amass a collection of art, collectibles and memorabilia that rivals many traditional museums. The exhibit is a testament to the vast contributions African Americans have made to this country and the world.
Spanning the period of 1860 to present, Sankofa takes audiences on a journey through slavery, the era of king Cotton and uplifting days of Emancipation. It also tells the stories of notables such as Ida B. Wells, the Negro Baseball League, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Tuskegee Airmen. One of the highlights of Sankofa is its unique display of inventions by African Americans.