SankofaRemembering the Past to Improve the Future
obtained from http://blackhistory.psu.edu/Introduction- What is Sankofa?
Sankofa is an Adinkra symbol that represents graining knowledge from the past and to improve upon the future. The picture above is a common depiction of Sankofa, a bird reaching back to grab an egg off of its back. This symbol is very important to Ghana today, for the country is stuck finding a balance between their cultural heritage and other foreign cultures. Sankofa reminds people to not abandon their heritage for new ways of life and instead to cherish one’s cultural history. Throughout the trip in Ghana, the Sankofa Saviors team explored the rich cultural history of Ghana and used the idea of the Sankofa to learn new things from the past so that there may be a better future. Meet the team