Sankofa is an Akan (Ghana) word that means, "We must go back and reclaim our
past so we can move forward;” so that we understand why and how we came to be who we are today,
thereby gaining wisdom, power, and hope to make positive progress through the sharing of this knowledge.
Sankofa African American Theatre Company exists to engage and enrich the Harrisburg region around the African American perspective on relevant issues through thought-provoking theatre that reflects artistic excellence.
To carry out our mission, Sankofa AATC:
Is an African American led organization
Is Inclusive while focused on the African American experience and perspective
Produces theatre that illuminates the history, culture, and life-experiences of African Americans
Creates safe spaces for education, engagement, and empowerment around the African American experience