THERE'S A NEW AFRICAN MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN SET TO OPEN IN BALTIMORE
This summer, the Park Heights neighborhood in Baltimore is planning to open the doors to a new African museum for children called the Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures, reports CBS Baltimore.
Esther K. Armstrong, the brainchild behind the museum, manages and owns the Sankofa African & World Bazaar specialty store in Baltimore with her husband. On the museum’s website, she explains that the idea for the museum came about after she and her husband worked with young people from two Baltimore City Elementary Schools to teach them about African culture. After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from the students, teachers and parents, Armstrong decided it would be beneficial to create a facility where all students can learn and be introduced to African culture throughout the year.
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