African heritage awareness
to present Africa Remembrance Day

The Sankofa African Heritage Awareness will present the third Africa Remembrance Day, an education/culture conference focusing on the historical Maafa, the scattering of African peoples throughout the diaspora, on Saturday, April 12.

The event, planned as a day of recognition and reconciliation, will look at some of the repercussions that remain in many modern-day societies.

A Laramie County Community College history department instructor, Mary Ludwig, will be a featured speaker on new citations and information on “European slavery: The Africanization of the Americas.”

Current issues in South Sudan, South Africa, Liberia and Nigeria will be discussed by Dr. James W. Peebles and Mohamed Salih, both former educators and publisher of a text revisiting Africa in antiquity.

The Rev. Rick Veit, pastor, St. Mark Anglican Church, will share thoughts and highlights referencing his recent stay in Tanzania.

Intermittently, throughout the program will be cultural attractions by members of the Wyoming African Student Association of the University of Wyoming, featuring drummers, singers, dramatizations, actors and dancers.

African-American cultural tradition such as gospel choirs, Southern-styled quartets and spiritual choral music will also be presented.

Making the debut on this year’s lineup will be Derick Perry and the New Orleans Jazz/Reggae Sounds from Warren Air Force Base.

The conference will be held in the Union Pacific Centennial Room at Laramie County Community College with programming from 9:05 a.m.–12:35 p.m. Breakfast and early seating will be from 8:30–9 a.m. and lunch at 10:45 a.m. Admission and refreshments are free to the public.

For further information and advanced or special seating for group, contact: James Peebles at 307-635-7094 or email at

Mary Ludwig