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A sanctuary for Pan-African culture

since '98.


“We revolt simply because,

for many reasons,

we can no longer breathe

– Frantz Fanon

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I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver"


- Maya Angelou

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Since '98

Founded by Shirikiana and Haile Gerima and named after the internationally acclaimed film SANKOFA they produced. It's symbol, the Sankofa Bird, looks backward constantly checking as she moves into the future.


Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe is liberated territory that hopes to be a place where thoughtful consideration of the past and future can take place via books, films, and programming particularly generated by and about people of African Descent.

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