Sankofa african american museum on wheels
Sankofa – it is not taboo to go back and fetch what
you have forgotten.
A term coined by those living across the waters in Ghana, West Afrika and specifically declared by King Adinkera, a member of the Akan tribe.
For, we must go back to reclaim all that has been stolen, lost, hidden and ultimately, forgotten in order to preserve and rebuild our present and our future. This is the motto of historian and curator, Angela W. Jennings.
Born Angela W. Jennings in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York, Angela became keenly aware of her love of history she called her
In the midst of her travels and during a conversation with her nephew; an honor roll student, this former
Spanning from the year 1860 to the ever present, Ms. Jennings journeys with all spectators exposing the pain, the pride and the depths of the souls of those who came from Africa in shackles and triumphant over the degradation of slavery. Ms. Jennings cleverly displays her unique blend of art collectibles and memorabilia while serving as a griot of sorts in her oral presentations and dramatizations of selected periods and historical figures.
Well versed in the knowledge of the story, The Sankofa
African-American Museum on Wheels provides a detailed display of artifacts
commencing with the Middle Passage (slavery) to the era of King Cotton, to the
days of Emancipation. Ms. Jennings then
Although a traveling museum based on the history of the African American, an experience with the Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels transcends cultures and ethnicities, as the educational tour inspires all viewers leaving each with a sense of empowerment.