What started in 1915 as a Black student organization with the purpose of studying African American history and accomplishment as a discipline, eventually led to Black History Month; nationally observed since 1976.
These days, Adinkra symbols are commonly used in screen printing, embroidered onto fabrics, and used as an embellishment for pottery; a traditional use as well. Adinkra is credited to the Ashanti and baoules (Ghanaian migrants) as well as to the Gyman of Ivory Coast.
Yes, it’s a new year, and you’re gonna crush all your goals. Work your way out from within, for a deeper self-understanding, a better cultural awareness, and the you you really want to shine.
History, as taught in schools, is mostly written by white men. In the last 75 years the historical dialogue has grown to include the voices of folks like W.E.B. Du Bois, Mary Francis Berry, Richard Wright, August Wilson, Spike Lee, Alice Walker and Trevor Noah, to name a few.