Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Called to Sankofa: Leading in, through and beyond Disaster: A Narrative Account of African Americans Leading Education in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Called to Sankofa: Leading in, through and beyond Disaster: A Narrative Account of African Americans Leading Education in Post-Katrina New Orleans

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Causey-Konate, Tammie M. and Margaret Montgomery-Richard, eds. Called to Sankofa: Leading In, Through and Beyond Disaster: A Narrative Account of African Americans Leading Education in Post-Katrina New Orleans. New York, NY: Peter Lang Inc., 2018, pp.126, ISBN: 1433154080.

This work is a collection of Hurricane Katrina survival stories by African American education leaders in New Orleans. It draws upon the West African concept, Sankofa (a concept that serves as a lens for examining leadership in the aftermath of disaster; it serves as an intense magnifier and illuminator of lessons considered relevant and profoundly valuable to guide one's understanding of how to lead in, through and beyond disaster), which loosely translates to "return to the source and fetch. …

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