The Sankofa Group is a public history firm that interprets the stories of people of color across the Diaspora. Founded by Ebonee Davis, The Sankofa Group takes the histories and truths of our ancestors and makes them accessible to the public in a way that is engaging, enlightening and fun! We firmly believe that history, while it has its place in scholarship and academia, belongs to the PEOPLE (that’s you) first! It is our goal to interpret that history to the people in the form of museum interpretation, curriculum/lesson plan creation, exhibit and program development, archives and more.
The word Sankofa originates from the Akan people of West Africa. There are many definitions of Sankofa but the underlining message means “it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot.” This meaning, teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. As some have said, “it’s important to know where you’ve been, in order to know where you’re going.”
Sankofa’s Adinkra symbol is represented by a bird that’s “flying” forward while looking backward with an egg (symbolizing the future) in its mouth. Thus, our name is truly fitting for what we are striving to do.