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The Sankofa Institute Online: Uncommon Vision

posted by Robert Gelinas

John Howard Griffin is one of my heroes. He’s the white man who took the amazing journey of living as a black man in the Deep South in the late 1950’s.  Ultimately, he recorded his saga in a book, Black […]

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One Name, Two Fates (P2)–A Tale of Two Michaels

posted by Robert Gelinas

In a previous post I wrote about, The Other Wes Moore, the story of two men with the same name and similar backgrounds yet vastly different destinies. Recently, the Rev. Leon Kelly stopped by The Sankofa Institute for a conversation.  He […]

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The Sankofa Institute Online: Waiting For Superman

posted by Robert Gelinas

This month at The Sankofa Institute we are discussing education. Most agree that the education system in the U.S. has serious flaws.  Politicians point out that we are falling behind our competition and promise to do something about it.  Rod […]

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The Sankofa Institute Online: The Gospel in our History

posted by Robert Gelinas

Carl Ellis in his book, Free At Last? The Gospel in the African-American Experience, makes this profound statement: It is a disgrace that we have not learned to preache ‘the full counsel of God’ through our history, the way Stephen […]

The Sankofa Institute Online: Unchained memories

posted by Robert Gelinas

During the 1930’s, in order to reduce unemployment during the Great Depression, the government funded The Federal Writers’ Project. One of their assignments was to interview many of the 100,000 former slaves that were still alive in the United States. […]

The Sankofa Institute Online: Free At Last? By Carl Ellis (Chpt. 2)

posted by Robert Gelinas

“De-Egyptianization” is the term for what happened to Israel in the desert.  After four hundred years of slavery their culture and identity was virtually destroyed and in need of restoration.  They were in such bad shape that even though God […]

The Sankofa Institute Online: Free At Last? by Carl Ellis (Chpt 1)

posted by Robert Gelinas

At The Sankofa Institute we are reading Carl Ellis’ Free At Last:  The Gospel in the African-American Experience.  Outside of the Bible this is the most influential book in my life.  Ellis is seeking to demonstrate a way for all […]

The Sankofa Institute Online: The Talented Tenth

posted by Robert Gelinas

What do you think about W. E. B. Du Bois’ concept of The Talented Tenth? William Edward Burghardt (aka–W.E.B) Du Bois was the first African-American to earn a PH.D. from Harvard.  He went on to be a history professor, editor […]

Update on The Sankofa Institute–Full but still taking applications

posted by Robert Gelinas

As I’ve told you about in the past (see here and here), I’m starting a new venture called,  The Sankofa Institute   a one-of-a-kind Christian Institute for African-American leaders The institute began taking applications in January and is now full. […]

Which one do you like?–Logo for Sankofa

posted by Robert Gelinas

I would love your opinion on the three logos you see below.  They are for The Sankofa Institute that I’m starting. (see here)   Remember, Sankofa is the West African concept that we must remember our roots as we move […]

Announcing Sankofa Leadership Institute

posted by Robert Gelinas

A few months ago I shared with you that I was sensing a need to start an African-American leadership institute (click here).  My primary calling always has been and always will be to reach all people.  That is why I […]

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