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Sankofa, an African word, which translates to “go back and get it” exemplifies this website’s mission to reveal Alabama’s rich African American history.
The African proverb, “the future emerges from the past,” signifies the website’s goal to inspire present and future generations.
Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus in the
Department of History at Auburn University, wrote the foreword for Alabama’s Bicentennial book on Alabama African American history and culture, the precursor to this website. As we close out the year, we feel it is appropriate to reprint Dr. Flynt’s foreword as it does an excellent job highlighting both the mission and goal. Enjoy!