Annual Sankofa Legacy Festival

April 16, 2023
12pm - 5pm
Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved
115 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
Artistic depiction of Hearth Memorial to the Enslaved & Sankofa Seed Sculpture

The Sankofa Legacy Festival is an annual ceremony held to celebrate the Sankofa sculpture and bring continuous awareness to the Black members of the William & Mary community. The ‘Sankofa Seed’ sculpture is an art installation created by Steve Prince, who is a distinguished artist in residence at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary. This sculpture features a Sankofa bird, symbolizing looking at the past in order to move forward.

At this event, performances from the African Diaspora such as poetry, dance, history, and visual arts will be showcased and multiple African American inspired vendors with both food and crafts will be in attendance. Running in conjunction with this event is the student chalk art competition which allows students/members of the community to display their artistic talent and have a chance at winning a prize!

We look forward to your support and seeing you there!


Daniel A. Bess, Senator - Class of 2024