The showcase provided an opportunity for students to experience the moving performances of Sankofa for Black History Month
A Sankofa performer sings in front of a silhouette.
A group of Sankofa performers holds up signs of protest.
Two Sankofa performers dance together during the final performance.
A Sankofa performer sings.
A group of dancers performs.
A Sankofa performer reads poetry.
Two Sankofa performers sing to each other, surrounded by a cacophony of performers.
A Sankofa performer speaks into the mic.
A collection of singers perform in front of a purple curtain that displays silhouettes.
The vibrant celebration of African American culture is back in person
Lhea Smith croons to "Afro Blue" by Robert Glasper ft. Erykah Badu.
Yeabsira Mekonnen performs "Stand Up" by Cynthia Erivo.
Ach'sah Gubena stands in front of a crowd of students protesting for their rights.
Sudhish talks to Mireya and Geo to learn about what went into this year's Sankofa, which was online due to the pandemic.
Sankofa's first episode is finally here, and it was definitely worth the wait
Black History Month is a time to celebrate black culture and history, which has had an immeasurable impact on America and the world, while acknowledging the hardships the black community has faced. Students learn about black history in classes and through Sankofa.
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Dressed in traditional African attire, students strut across the stage, pausing every few seconds in sync with the music. The entire cast makes their way through the audience and back onstage where they sing their final song. The diverse cast of students links hands and the audience rises and joins in singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
The last days of February mark the end of Black History Month, a time to remember the important people and events from African-American history.
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