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Sankofa: The Art & Legacy of Jon Onye Lockard:
This exhibit features a collection of Jon Onye Lockard’s work and historical artifacts that speak with an uncommon eloquence, vibrancy and enlightenment. The relevance of his work and life experiences, to today’s world and current events, illuminate his vision even more. Lockard (1/25/1932 – 3/25/2015) was a visionary looking forward with a vast knowledge of the past. Born in Detroit, his career spanned more than a half-century painting, teaching, exhibiting, and lecturing locally, nationally, and internationally. His life exemplified the West African proverb Sankofa – “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten”. There is wisdom in learning from the past and one’s roots, to ensure a strong future ahead.African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County, . . . . . .