Sankofa: Stories of Power, Hope, and Joy

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Jawanza Kunjufu
African American Images, 1998 - Fiction - 184 pages
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This collection of over 100 inspirational africentric stories of power, hope, and joy will appeal to all races. Stories about biblical events, African history, family, education, nature, and famous African Americans such as Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Paul Robeson, and many others are included. Harriet Tubman’s story profiles her fight against slavery and dangerous travels to the South in the 1840s while living free in Pennsylvania. George Washington Carver’s story highlights his commitment to teaching students when in 1905 he turned down offers of $100,000 from both Thomas Edison and the Ford Motor Company. Each account promotes family values, has religious overtones, and transcends race.

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About the author (1998)

Jawanza Kunjufu is the author of over 65 books, including Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, Good Brothers Looking for Good Sisters, and Black College Student Survival Guide. He lives in Chicago.

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