Sandhills Family Heritage Association (SFHA) is a non-profit organization committed to building communities of HOPE through History and Heritage, Outreach Education, Preservation of Land and Economic Self-Reliance.
The concept of our logo, the Sankofa bird is derived from the Akan people of West Africa. Sankofa teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. That is, we should reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward.
Whatever we have lost, forgotten, foregone, or been stripped of can be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated. Visually and symbolically, “Sankofa” is expressed as a mythical bird that flies forward while looking back with an egg (symbolizing the future) in its mouth.