Erskine celebrates Black History Month with Sankofa display in Watkins
In celebration of Black History Month, the Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels will return to the Erskine College campus Feb. 15. Curator Angela Jennings will be on hand to present the display “in a unique and beautiful way,” says Vice President for Student Success Dr. Wendi Santee. The Museum on Wheels will be set up from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Watkins Student Center.
Born, in Brooklyn, New York, Jennings began the traveling museum in 1995 and has traveled extensively to collect artifacts. “Sankofa” is a word in the Twi language of Ghana meaning “Go back and get it,” and is associated with the proverb “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.”
Students who wish to receive credit for this drop-in convocation will be required to receive a scan on arrival at the exhibit as well as on departure.
Pictured above are Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels artifacts on display during the museum’s 2017 visit to the Erskine campus.