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.
Give Meaningful Gifts
new and rare books • independent films • handcrafts
- Mon, Jun 06Washington
- Sat, May 21Washington
- Thu, May 12https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5q9_XRiP50
- Hopeless Romantic: The Untold History of Ethiopia Book Talk with Author Dawit Muluneh & Kamau GrimesThu, Apr 28https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjzc59fSN-g
- Sat, Apr 16https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fns4FWj8tLY
- Thu, Apr 14https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3xkhrF8VxYApr 14, 7:00 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3xkhrF8VxYModerated by Glory Edim, join this discussion on what it means to navigate identity as an adolescent Black girl in our society with the authors of Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood- Brittney Cooper, Sussanna M. Morris, Chanel C. tanner AND Andrea Butler, founder, and Editor of Sesi Magazine.
- Sat, Mar 26https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKaCEQmSiCE
- Women's Stories: A Fireside Chat on Identity and Healing featuring Author Chloe Louvouezo and Healer Gabrielle WilliamsWed, Mar 23https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLBTX7YCih8
- Sat, Mar 19WashingtonMar 19, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PMWashington, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USABring your child age 1-18 to shop from a selection of FREE books. Created by Dr. Traci Wyatt, Children's Hour will be an enriching shopping experience, allowing children to see a positive reflection of themselves not only in books, but in the community members and staff of Sankofa Video & Books.
- Mon, Mar 14https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3xkhrF8VxYMar 14, 7:00 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3xkhrF8VxYModerated by Glory Edim, join this discussion on what it means to navigate identity as an adolescent Black girl in our society with the authors of Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood- Brittney Cooper, Sussanna M. Morris, Chanel C. tanner AND Andrea Butler, founder, and Editor of Sesi Magazine.
- Happy Nappy Storytelling Presents: The ABC's of HBCU's A Read & Color Along w/author, Claudia WalkerSat, Feb 26https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN_OUDpBPEMFeb 26, 11:00 AMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN_OUDpBPEMClaudia Walker is an Oakland based author, speaker, and former principal whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Essence, and Vogue and an HBCU graduate! She wants your child to learn about the ABC's of HBCU's and Black Wall Street!
- Amazingly Africa Presents:"The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality" Watch Party & Panel DiscussionFri, Feb 25https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1hotfuv9xMFeb 25, 7:00 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1hotfuv9xMJoin us for a watch party and panel discussion of Amazingly Africa's short documentary, "The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality". This event will be livestreamed. View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1hotfuv9xM&ab_channel=SankofaVideo%26Books
- Wed, Feb 16https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLSGEAKSSo4
- Thu, Feb 10https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYxn2nn-Ht4
- Breath Better Spent Living Black Girlhood: A Book Release w/ Author Dr. DaMaris Hill Featuring Glory EdimThu, Jan 27https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-iPgOgTdAEJan 27, 7:00 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-iPgOgTdAEJoin us for the book release of BREATH WELL SPENT, a powerful new narrative in verse from the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing , Dr. Damaris Hill. She will be in conversation with Well-Read Black Girl Founder, Golry Edim.
- Tue, Jan 11Livestreamed to Facebook and Youtube