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Video· Books · Cafe

A sanctuary for Pan-African culture

since '98.


Must Reads

Understand the past : Envision the future

New Arrivals

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.

Films by The Founders


Help us meet our goal to donate 1000 books and Black independent movies (DVD's) to families.  

Never Miss An Event!

Our operating hours have temporarily changed due to covid 19 

We're open 11am - 4pm everyday for curb-side pickup.

Sankofa Cafe is temporarily closed.