Sankofa I and II

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2008
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Sankofa I and II, by Washington, D.C. artist Akili Ron Anderson, is located at the Columbia Heights Metro station. The piece, a 20-panel stained glass design, is inspired by the Akan culture of Ghana and depicts the artist’s interpretation of the Sankofa bird. The Sankofa bird, with its head turned over its shoulder, signifies looking to the past for guidance for the future. Anderson used the images of Sankofa birds and Kente cloth to inspire residents to look back at their past to build the future of Columbia Heights.

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DCArts
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Columbia Heights, East entrance to the metro station. Look for the glass panneling. (14th & Irving.)

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