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April 22, 2018, 2pm-4 pm

Eloise Greenfield Day

Featuring recitations of her poems by local elementary school students; a live jazz rendition of her classic poem, Honey, I Love; a tribute from renowned children's book illustrator Jan Spivey Gilchrist; a snippet of the ChildTimes Oral History Project; and a live conversation between Eloise Greenfield and her daughter, Monica. 

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  • Where It Rains in Color
    Where It Rains in Color
    Fri, Feb 23
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café
    Feb 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Feb 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Next up, we've got Denise Crittendon author of the incredible award winning Sci-Fi novel Where It Rains in Color!
  • Hieroglyphic Saturdays with Khazmik Sankofa
    Hieroglyphic Saturdays with Khazmik Sankofa
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Feb 24
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café
    Feb 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Feb 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Have you always want to learn hieroglyphics? Well Khazmik has got you covered! Join him in the conference room for a three week hieroglyphics course! Check the details below!
  • Moonrise Over New Jessup
    Moonrise Over New Jessup
    Thu, Feb 29
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café
    Feb 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Feb 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    We're honored to host the lovely Jamila Minnicks in the house as we discuss her debut novel, Moonrise Over New Jessup!
  • Halifu Osumare Reading & Presentation of Dancing the Afrofuture
    Halifu Osumare Reading & Presentation of Dancing the Afrofuture
    Fri, Mar 01
    Sankofa Video Books & Café
    Mar 01, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Sankofa Video Books & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Mar 01, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Sankofa Video Books & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    We are pleased to host dancer, author and scholar Dr. Halifu Osumare for a book reading and discussion of her latest release, Dancing the Afrofuture! You don’t want to miss this!
  • Black Children's Week Celebration! Author Panel & Signing
    Black Children's Week Celebration! Author Panel & Signing
    Sat, Mar 02
    Sankofa Video & Books
    Mar 02, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Sankofa Video & Books, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Mar 02, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Sankofa Video & Books, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    In collaboration with Leap Foward Publishing, join this Black Childrens Book Week, we are hosting authors Derrick Washington, Deborah Mortimer and Jessica Childress for a read aloud, discussion and signing! Informative and lots of fun. Don't miss out!
  • Turn the World Upside Down: Empire and Unruly Forms of Black Folk Culture in the U.S. and Caribbean
    Turn the World Upside Down: Empire and Unruly Forms of Black Folk Culture in the U.S. and Caribbean
    Fri, Mar 08
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café
    Mar 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Mar 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Join us for a special discussion with Dr. Imani D. Owens author of Turn the World Upside Down: Empire and Unruly Forms of Black Folk Culture in the U.S. and Caribbean! Sponsored by UMD African American and Africana Studies Department!
  • The Garretts of Columbia: A Black South Carolina Family from Slavery to the Dawn of Integration
    The Garretts of Columbia: A Black South Carolina Family from Slavery to the Dawn of Integration
    Mon, Mar 11
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café
    Mar 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Mar 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Next up we've got a special discussion between two distinguished writers, author and poet Brian Gilmore will be in conversation with David Nicholson, on his new book, The Garretts of Columbia: A Black South Carolina Family from Slavery to the Dawn of Integration
  • Black Women As Revolutionaries: An Evening With Amy Euphemia Jacques Garvey with Guest Speaker Sheila Brown
    Black Women As Revolutionaries: An Evening With Amy Euphemia Jacques Garvey with Guest Speaker Sheila Brown
    Thu, Mar 14
    Sankofa Video Books & Cafe'
    Mar 14, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sankofa Video Books & Cafe', 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Mar 14, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sankofa Video Books & Cafe', 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Join us for an unforgettable evening with with Amy Jacques Garvey as interpreted and performed by Sheila Brown! Be inspired by Amy Jacques Garvey's powerful and relavant words.
  • Our Breath is the Whisper of Our Ancestors’ Defiance
    Our Breath is the Whisper of Our Ancestors’ Defiance
    Tue, Mar 26
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café
    Mar 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Mar 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Calling all Revolutionary Poets and Writers! This is the book for you! Ewuare X. Osayande will grace our stage to discuss his new book, Our Breath is the Whisper of Our Ancestors’ Defiance: The Poetry Anthology (1993-2023)! With a title like that how could you miss this event?
  • Design a Book Mark with Feeling Rare MakeSpace
    Design a Book Mark with Feeling Rare MakeSpace
    Sat, Apr 27
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café
    Apr 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Apr 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Ready to try something fun and creative?! Join the facilitators of Feeling Rare makespace for an afternoon of creation! Sign up to create your own book marks! This the perfect activity for the family or a group of friends!
  • HNS Presents:RUBY RENÉ HAD SO MUCH TO SAY
    HNS Presents:RUBY RENÉ HAD SO MUCH TO SAY
    Sun, May 19
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café
    May 19, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    May 19, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Happy Nappy Storytelling is back at it again and this time we're bringing Ashley Iman to the stage to share. her debut title Ruby René Had so Much to Say!
  • Reframe the Marketplace: The Total Market Approach to Reaching the New Majority
    Reframe the Marketplace: The Total Market Approach to Reaching the New Majority
    Time is TBD
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café
    Time is TBD
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Time is TBD
    Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Join us for a live discussion with Jeffery L Bowman author of Reframe the Marketplace: The Total Market Approach to Reaching the New Majority!