Port Of Harlem magazine and The Port Of Harlem Gambian Education Partnership (POHGEP) are working with the (Gambia) National Centre for Arts and Culture to update the images of successful African descendents in the Juffure Slavery Museum in Juffure, The Gambia. Juffure is home of Kunte Kinteh.
We will curate the final list, but are seeking your advice on whom we ought to suggest to include in the New Generation Section of the museum. Most of the museum’s patrons are Europeans.
This will be our third project with the National Centre for Arts and Culture. In March 2006, we presented Mr. Joof, then director of the National Centre for Arts and Culture, a framed Martin Robison Delany pointillism painting. Delany is the father of Pan-Africanism and was a Mandinka-American. Mandinkas make up the largest ethnic group in the West African nation.
A vendor at the National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art, and Crafts Show donated the image. The now defunct Attitude Exact Gallery framed the image.
Mr. Joof retired and under the directorship of Baba Ceesey, in March 2012, we donated the “West Africans in Early America Exhibit.” It is also online and at Timbooktoo Bookstore in Bakau, The Gambia. It features an array of Senegambian-Americans with identifiable Senegambia (Senegal and Gambia combined) heritage.
We are grateful to the America’s Islamic Heritage Museum for helping us identify the Senegambian-Americans. Baba Ceesay has since retired.