Sankofa Juneteenth 2010


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Juneteenth event which commerates the experiences of African ancestors journey from the African village, to the slave ship, to the auction block, to the plantation and through the underground railroad, held on black owned land in Dallas.

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Sankofa Juneteenth 2010

  1. 1. The Sankofa Experience June 19-20, 2010 1 pm - until dark Dallas, Texas Remembering the Ancestors A True Juneteenth Celebration Juneteenth 2010
  2. 2. Are you ready for the experience of a life time? The Sankofa Experience Sankofa: To return to the past, learn from it, and move forward There is no other event like this in the world, which allows you to participate or observe in a re-enactment of our Ancestors journey, from the village, through enslavement, and to freedom. This historical outdoor event is held on sacred black owned land in Dallas, TX., purchased in 1876 by freed Africans, James and Katherine Morney, and maintained today by their 80 year- old great grand daughter, Mrs. Murdine Berry. Bring your entire family and celebrate Juneteenth, by journeying back into the past, and remembering the Ancestors
  3. 3. … experience the freedom of living in the Sankofa Village
  4. 4. … experience being taken from the village by force
  5. 5. … experience the horror of the slave ship
  6. 6. … experience the humiliation of being sold to the highest bidder on the auction block
  7. 7. … experience the harsh realities of plantation life
  8. 8. … experience the constant fight to be free
  9. 9. … experience the danger of escaping to freedom on the underground railroad
  10. 10. Why Remember the Past? Over 100 million peaceful Africans were kidnapped from the continent of Africa and sold into chattel slavery for over 400 years. We, those of us who are Africans born in America, are here because our enslaved Ancestors survived the 4 to 6 month journey of the middle passage and they survived enslavement. We owe it to their memory to honor them, their struggles, and their story. June 19, (Juneteenth) marks the true emancipation of Africans enslaved in America, and we must remember our Ancestors by returning to the past and learning from it, so we can move forward to the future.
  11. 11. How will you remember the sacrifices of the Ancestors? And what will you do to keep their memory alive?
  12. 12. The Sankofa Experience… … a series of re-enactments throughout the day until dark which allows you to participate or observe. This historical-cultural event is held outdoors on farm land We suggest long pants, long/short sleeves, tennis shoes/hiking boots. Cameras are allowed No alcohol. Appropriate for people of all ages, races, religions & backgrounds Food and cultural arts vendors on site
  13. 13. Juneteenth 2010 Remember the Ancestors June 19 and 20……1pm until dark Dallas, TX I-20 E. to J.J. Lemon or I-45 to Downy-Ferry Rd (I-20 W, exit Bonnie View, circle back to I-20 E, exit J.J. Lemon) Follow Signs to The Sankofa Experience Admission $10.00 - Children 10 and under free Group rates and event appropriate vending opportunities available For more information call or email Dr. Safisha Hill or Baba Esudele at 214 372-3500 /
  14. 14. Asante Sana-Thank You Very Much Nana Murdine Berry..a living legend for sharing the land of your Ancestors and making it possible for … The Sankofa Experience
  15. 15. Sankofa Experience The Are you ready for the journey? Juneteenth 2010
  16. 16. The Sankofa Experience Sponsored in unity by The Act of Change, Inc., Nation of Islam, Mosque #48 National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA – Dallas Chapter) New Black Panther Party – Dallas Chapter Sharp’s Martial Arts Center Area African Drummers, Dancers and Spiritual Healers
  17. 17. The Sankofa Experience, 2010 <ul><li>Powerpoint presentation by </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Safisha Nzingha Hill </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Bro. Ajamu Shakur </li></ul><ul><li>The Act of Change, Inc., Institute of Cultural Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Dallas, TX </li></ul><ul><li>214 372-3500 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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