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sankofa bird

The “Sankofa” is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, generally depicted as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg from its back. It expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.  What poem or speech inspires you to reflect on your history and helps to provide direction for your successful future?

History

Joel Augustus Rogers

The school was named after Joel Augustus Rogers (September 6, 1880 – March 26, 1966), a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian. He contributed to the history of Africa as well as the history of African Americans in the United States. His academic fields encompassed history, sociology and anthropology. By challenging existing ideas about race, and revealing the connections between civilizations, he became a legendary figure in the promotion of the knowledge of African history in the 20th century