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The Sankofa Education Series


The Sankofa Education series is an educational program of the Association of African American Cultural Gardens
whose purpose is to encourage education and interest in African American history and culture and to develop and
preserve the African American Cultural Gardens.  We are committed to educating people of all backgrounds of the
unique and rich history of African Americans and facilitating a spirit of friendship and unity among people of all
diverse cultures through the new and innovative Sankofa Education Series. This 6 weeks mini series will
premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 at 7 p.m.


This webcast program includes interesting interviews with leading African American educational, religious,
entrepreneurial, community leaders and change agents including Harry Boomer, M. Campy Russell,
Cecil Lipscomb, Councilman Kevin Conwell, Dr. Charles Modlin, Rhonda Crowder, Dr. Alex Johnson,
Glenda Horton, Rev. Otis Moss and others.


Additionally, the new Sankofa Webcast series will feature music,

spoken word and artistic presentations by local and national artists

of all ages. The series is hosted by K.D. Hale and
Rachel L. Hill.





Episode 1


Meet M. Campy Russell and Rhonda Crowder

This episode of the Sankofa Education Series features interviews
with M. Campy Russell, television pregame & postgame analyst/director
of Alumni Relations for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Rhonda Crowder,
journalist, author, entrepreneur and associate publisher of
Who’s Who in Black Cleveland. This episode also features performances
by drummer and poet Martinique Mims.


To access Episode 1, click here:







Episode 2


Meet Dr. Alex Johnson and Dessie Sanders

This episode of the Sankofa Education Series features interviews with

Dr. Alex Johnson, president of Cuyahoga Community College and

Dessie Sanders, principal of Daniel E. Morgan School. This episode

also features a performance by violinist Obie Shelton.


Register to View Recording of Sankofa Webcast Program #2,
Featuring Dr. Alex Johnson, Mrs. Dessie Sanders, and Mr. Obie Shelton,
aired on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.


To access Episode 2, click here:



Episode 3


Meet Cecil Lipscomb and Dr. Charles Modlin, MD, MBA

This episode of the Sankofa Education Series features Cecil Lipscomb,

executive director of United Black Fund, and Dr. Charles Modlin, MD, MBA,

kidney transplant surgeon and urologist at Cleveland Clinic, founder

and director of the Minority Men's Health Center of Cleveland.

This episode also includes a performance by James Tate of the Deltones.


To access Episode 3, click here:










Episode 4


Meet Councilman Kevin Conwell and Rev. Otis Moss Jr.

This episode of the Sankofa Education Series features interviews with

Kevin Conwell, Ward 9 Councilman City Cleveland and

Rev. Otis Moss Jr. Pastor Emeritus of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church.




To access Episode 4, click here:


Episode 5


Meet Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell
and Chrishawndra Matthews

This episode of the Sankofa Education Series features interviews with

Cuyahoga County Councilwoman (District 7) Yvonne Conwell and

Chrishawndra Matthews, founder of Literacy in the H.O.O.D.


To access Episode 5, click here:

M. Campy Russell

Rhonda Crowder

Rachel L. Hill

Kenneth D. Hale

Dr. Alex Johnson

Mrs. Dessie Sanders

Cecil Lipscomb

Dr. Charles Modlin

Kevin Conwell

Rev. Otis Moss Jr.

County Councilwoman
Yvonne Conwell

Chrishawndra Matthews

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