aka David A. Anderson, retells the tales of ancient peoples, and
creates stories that punctuate themes of contemporary life. Sankofa's
stories helped immigrant Phouthasome discover stories that are like
the "taste of sweet rice cakes."
Sankofa has worked with schools, libraries and organizations
across 17 states. He has performed at Annual National Black Storytelling
Festivals, and is a featured teller for the 2002 festival in Baltimore.
He performed at the 2002 Clearwater 's Greater Hudson River Revival,
and during the 1999, National Storytelling Association conference
in Kingsboro, Tennessee. In 1999, he was featured on National Public
Radio's "Celebrating Africa to African America Storytelling."
and Storybook for Ghanaian and American librarians, a
workshop hosted by The United States Information Agency in Accra,
Ghana. In 1994, he was a presenter at the Public Library Association
50th Anniversary Celebration in Atlanta.
is author of the award-winning storybook, The Origin of Life on
Earth: an African Creation Myth (1991), and, The Rebellion of Humans:
an African Creation Myth (1991) and, Kwanzaa: an Everyday Resource
and Instructional Guide. (1992), is a book that responded to requests
by teachers committed to creating multicultural learning environments.
He contributed to Linda and Clay Goss's Jump Up and Say: a Collection
of Black Storytelling, and Javaka Steptoe's In Daddy's Arms I Am
Tall. In 2000, Anderson's photography was featured during his storytelling
residency at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh. His essay,
"Under What Name Shall We Collect Our Identity?" is the
introduction to Images "Afro-Rochester" 1910-1935, Rochester
Museum & Science Center's book about a proud African American
Other Professional Experience
In 2000, he directed the 18th Annual National Black Storytelling
Festival and Conference, and was recipient of their "Zora Neale
Hurston Award." Sankofa is the program director for AKWAABA:
the Heritage Associates, interpreters of the Underground Railroad
living history. Since 1996 he has performed annually, as Civil War
veteran George Brown, in "Walk the Walk: Encounters with African
American Ancestors," a living history panorama of 19th century
David A. Anderson is Chairman of the Rochester-Monroe
County Freedom Trail Commission, and a teacher of African American
at Rochester area colleges. In 1975, David A. Anderson, earned a
Ph.D., in Educational Administration from Union Institute, Cincinnati.
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