About the museum

Sankofa is a word in the Akan Twi & Fante languages of Ghana that translates to “retrieve” (literally “go back and get”).

We are making the 3D museum come to life and showcasing 4 levels of exhibits, a bookstore, a gift shop, a live café with promoting local restaurants, and a theater to watch movies and learn lectures on New Jersey History. We are providing the opportunity for all to study the fundamental natures of knowledge, reality, and existence while focusing on academic discipline in African American history in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, across the country, and around the world online.

The exhibition tells the stories and highlights the culture from the beginning of slavery to the end. Socioeconomic factors and contributions, such as women fighting in World War II, provide insight and inspiration. One of the focuses is on the History of Slavery and the Underground Railroad in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania from the 1600s to the 2000s, with achievements spotlighted regardless of race or nationality.

“Our goal is to educate the youth of all ages, K-12, colleges, universities, and worldwide history buffs — Lawrence E. Walker, 2021″

We are making the museum come to life and showcasing a bookstore, a gift shop, a live café promoting restaurants across the country. We are providing the opportunity for all to study the fundamental natures of knowledge, reality, and existence while focusing on academic discipline in African American History in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, across the country, and around the world.

The exhibition tells the stories and highlights the culture from the beginning of slavery to the end. Socioeconomic factors and contributions, such as women fighting in World War II, provide insight and inspiration. Some of the focuses are on the History of Slavery and the Underground Railroad in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania from the 1600s to the 2000s, with achievements spotlighted regardless of race or nationality.

“Our goal is to educate the youth of all ages, colleges, universities, and worldwide history buffs”

Our Mission

MISSION
To strengthen and sustain African American identity for community access and involvement, student academic achievement, and overall community quality of life, through the creation and support of cooperative and collaborative working relationships with schools and the business community, social service agencies, government agencies, faith-based organizations, civic groups, neighborhood associations, and post-secondary institutions. Nurturing African American identity in School, Community and Families is a philosophy that pervades the culture and ideals of Sankofa African American 3D Museum education out in schools and communities.

 
O U R V I S I O N

Vision

The Education Department of Sankofa African American 3D Museum believes that School, Community and Family are inextricably joined as represented in the multiplicities of the visual representations housed at the Sankofa African American 3D Museum. We work closely for the benefit of every child, teenager, and adult in every community to nurture and inform identity.

Our PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy

We are making the museum come to life and showcasing 4 levels of exhibits, a bookstore, a gift shop, a live café with promoting local restaurants, and a theater. We are providing the opportunity for all to study the fundamental natures of knowledge, reality, and existence while focusing on academic discipline in African American History in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The exhibition tells the stories and highlights the culture from the beginning of slavery to the end. Socioeconomic factors and contributions, such as women fighting in World War II, provide insight and inspiration. Some of the focuses are on the History of Slavery and the Underground Railroad in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania from the 1600s to the 2000s, with achievements spotlighted regardless of race or nationality.

Our History

The Sankofa African American 3D Museum’s History

Lawrence E. Walker Foundation Collection contains over three thousand documents over sixteen thousand, four hundred, and forty pictures, fourteen originally composed songs, and eighty historical film interviews with well-known historians such as Charles Blockson of Temple University, Dr. William Katz of New York, Dr. Clement Price of Rutgers University, the late Dr. Gary Hunter of Rowan University, and many more historians throughout the Tri-state area. Within this collection, there is also included, footage of African Americans in the Revolutionary War and Civil War from the 1700s through the 1800s. This collection will be an important asset to an archival data base company for use in both the classroom and in lecture settings around the world. The Lawrence E. Walker Foundation Collection paints an invaluable portrait of four hundred years of African American history, from slavery to freedom, which traces the trail of the Underground Railroad and Slavery throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania & New York.

The collection’s multimedia presentation will focus on tracking the slave passage throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York through discovering relationships, interpreting evidence and connecting the past to the present. The collection will offer students, teachers, and the community direct access to local history which will speak directly from the past through integrating, gripping, original narratives, exciting imagery, dramatic voice-overs, and a doc-drama, using actors to reenact the flight of the slaves from the Revolutionary War period to the Civil War and beyond.

The Lawrence E. Walker Foundation Collection would like to add to this collection our historical Oral Living Military History Collection, which includes over one hundred and sixty interviews, over four hundred photographs and research information about Veterans of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War II, the Korean War (1950-1953), the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

This will also include a look at the African American Woman’s during World War II, the Hispanic and Native American Veterans of the Korean War, as well as the history African American Units in Korea, which includes the 24th Infantry Regimental Combat Team, 396th Regiment out of New York City, the 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne), 555th Battalion (Airborne) from World War II, and the 999th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, perspective during the time-period of the Korean War, Prisoners of War Remembered and Personnel Missing in Action. All of this, and additional historical perspectives from various historians, will be covered by the filmmaker in this archival collection and historical film project.

Lawrence E. Walker strongly emphasize the importance of putting all this information into a computer archived database and on the new virtual 3D Museum for the community and the public to view. His passion is to education the world and not forget the history of African America culture. This collection will help the audience to understand war time in the past and the present, and to prepare for the future.

Our Mission

Mission

The Sankofa African American 3D Museum is a virtual learning place that showcases rare collections of historical memorabilia from the 1600’s to the 2000’s. Our goal is to educate youth of all ages, colleges, universities, and worldwide history buffs.

Our History

The Sankofa African American 3D Museum’s History

Lawrence E. Walker Foundation Collection contains over three thousand documents, over sixteen thousand, four hundred, and forty pictures, fourteen originally composed songs, and eighty historical film interviews with well-known historians such as Charles Blockson of Temple University, Dr. William Katz of New York, the late Dr. Clement Price of Rutgers University, the late Dr. Gary Hunter of Rowan University, and many more historians throughout the Tri-state area.  Within this collection, there is also footage of African Americans in the Revolutionary War and Civil War from the 1700s through the 1800s. This collection will be an important asset to an archival database company for use in both the classroom; and in lecture settings around the world. The Lawrence E. Walker Foundation Collection paints an invaluable portrait of four hundred years of African American history, from slavery to freedom, which traces the trail of the Underground Railroad and Slavery throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania & New York.

The collection’s multimedia presentation will focus on tracking the slave passage throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York through discovering relationships, interpreting evidence, connecting the past to the present. The collection will offer students, teachers, and the community direct access to local history which will speak directly from the past through integrating, gripping, original narratives, exciting imagery, dramatic voice-overs, and a docu-drama, using actors to reenact the plight of the slaves from the revolutionary period to the civil war and beyond.

The Lawrence E. Walker Foundation Collection would like to add to this collection our historical Oral Living Military History Collection, which includes over one hundred and sixty interviews, over four hundred photographs, research information about Veterans of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War II, the Korean War (1950-1953), the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

This will also include a look at the African American Woman during World War II, the Hispanic and Native American Veterans of the Korean War, as well as the history of African American units in Korea, which includes the 24th Infantry Regimental Combat Team, 396th Regiment out of New York City, the 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne), 555th Battalion (Airborne) from World War II, and the 999th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, perspective during the time-period of the Korean War, Prisoners of War Remembered and Personnel Missing in Action. All of this, and additional historical perspectives from various historians, will be covered by the filmmaker in this archival collection and historical film project.

Lawrence E. Walker strongly emphasizes the importance of putting all this information into a computer archived database and on the new virtual 3D Museum for the community and the public to view. His passion is to educate the world and not forget the history of African American culture. This collection will help the audience to understand war time in the past and in the present, and to prepare for the future.

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