Photo: A teacher (Soda Lo) brings her students to an African American History museum in New Orleans.
Photo: Assetou Kante recites a piece written by Clint Smith titled, "An Inquiry."
Photo: Every so often, a group of singers pass by and perform "Iko Iko" by The Dixie Cups, a song that's well-known in New Orleans.
Photo: Posing as Frederick Douglass, Timothy Whitsel criticizes the celebration of Independence Day while discrimination is present.
Photo: Sankofa's Afro-Pop Dancers sway their hips to the beat of "Dosabado" by DJ Arafat.
Photo: Emely Nuñez recites "Hair" by Elizabeth Acevedo, a poem about African daughters embracing their natural curls.
Photo: Alicia Coleman dances while performing "Quimbara," by Afro-Cuban artist Celia Cruz.
Photo: Micah Contee performs "My Girl" with Joris Van Straelen and Jacques Wilson.
Photo: Tanesha McFadden belts out "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin.
Photo: As another tribute to Aretha Franklin, Abby Russell hits all the high notes of "Ain't No Way."
Photo: Alanna Sibrian balances on one leg during a dance to Roshawyna Chambers' recitation of "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday.
Photo: DeAndre Johnson, preacher and conductor, leads the choir as they sing.
Photo: Abby Russell sings "How Excellent" while Kayla Melendez signs lyrics.
Photo: Che Moorhead channels his inner Aaron Neville in the jazz piece titled, "Hercules."
Photo: Pop medley dancers perform under purple light, surrounded by clouds of mist.
Photo: Sankofa dancers form a circle, shifting to the beat of the pop medley while Tierra Lawrence, Rose Vilmar, and Berkit Getachew take center stage.
Photo: Alanna Sibrian and the cast do the floss dance while she shows smooth vocals in "Made for Now" by Janet Jackson and Daddy Yankee.
Photo: Miles Brown taps his heart out for the last act of the night.
Photo: Dennis Tsitsiwu and Amina King greet the audience during African fashion show.
Photo: The Sankofa cast members lift their hands as they sing the Black National Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson, with the audience.
Catherine Lo. Hi guys! I'm a Blair student still figuring out the ins and outs of school and life. When I'm not taking photos, I like to sleep. And eat. And sleep some more. More »