Back to the First Roots

May 5, 2011 Jaleesa Baulkman 0

Since coming to the United States from the Ivory Coast in December 2007, Kadiatou Taore wanted to create an organization that connected people of African descent back to their roots and ethos. “When I came to this country, I saw that my African peers forgot their culture,” said Taore. “[Some of them weren’t taking education seriously and] they forgot that their parents sent them here.” Taore, the chairman of Sankofa Africa Organization (SAO), said she founded SAO last November with Umaru Barry, an alumnus of SUNY New Paltz. In February 2011, Taore […]