The Sandhills Sankofa Players are sponsored by the Sandhills Family Heritage Association, a non-profit organization that preserves African American history and cultural heritage. The goal is to increase the awareness of rural African American heritage through re-enactments based on historical documents.
The Sankofa Players dress in period clothing and portray ordinary African American characters dating from slavery through the Civil Rights Era. The Sankofa Players are descendants of enslaved Africans. They sing, shout, tell stories, do dramatic readings, history re-enactments, herbal medicine demonstrations, African American food tastings, and display artifacts. They portray ordinary peoples’ life and tell how everyday struggles kept them alive.
Listen and learn from the Sankofa Players, as they re-enact the richness of the African American experience. Performances include a variety of traditions and inspirational stories. For more information, call 910-568-5809 or send us a message.