The Sankofa Collection, presented by the Towson Black Alumni Alliance, features materials related to the black student experience at Towson University. These resources document the activities, achievements, and advocacy of black students at Towson.
Sankofa is a concept expressed in the Akan Twi and Fante languages of Ghana, meaning "to retrieve". This idea is associated with the proverb “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi," which translates as: "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten." It encourages us to reach back into our history for knowledge that has been left behind. The Sankofa Collection is held in the spirit of the concept, imploring us to remember our history as we build the future.
Click on any of the images featured below to learn more about the subjects within the Sankofa Collection, or click the yellow button to see everything in the collection.