(Shelby, NC) – The Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels is coming to Cleveland Community College on February 25, from 11 am – 4 pm and February 26, 9 am – 2 pm. This unique exhibit features up to 30 tables of historical artifacts, pictures, writings, and other items that tell the story of African American heritage. Sankofa is considered one of the foremost collections of African American history readily available and is appropriate for all ages and races. Spanning a period from 1860 to the present, “Sankofa” takes audiences on a journey through slavery, the era of King Cotton and days of Emancipation. It also tells stories of Ida B. Wells, Tuskegee Airmen, Dr. King, and our 44th president.
In 1995, “Sankofa” creator, Angela Jennings, saw the need to teach young African Americans about their heritage. She has since spent much of her time travelling throughout the United States, the US Virgin Islands, West Africa, and Europe to amass a collection of art, collectibles and memorabilia. “The Ghanian term, “Sankofa,” tell to us to use the wisdom of the past to guild the future,” says Jennings.
This event will be held in the Student Activities Center on the CCC campus and is free and open to the public. For more information, call LeeAnn Lawson at 704-669-4034 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit clevelandcc.edu.