Back in 2016, we had just started our business and heard that the beloved Sankofa African & World Baazar was going out of business. Nevertheless, we visited the store and spoke to the owners about how we felt there was still impact to be made and business to be had for them. Reluctant to remain open, we came to agree that SVNCRWNS would work with them for three months. We did 3 things:
Merchandise the store into departments for customer ease
Created content that targeted a new demographic
Activated the community with the first ever Sankofa Black History Pop-Up Exhibit. Over 3 days we saw about 150 children. Each class came for 2 ½ hours. Activities included:
The Exhibit was the biggest seed that we planted. Due to the success of the event, Sankofa African & World Baazar decided to not only remain open but has also been working to open the Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures!