Sankofa

Student Leaders: Jazmin Bramble ([email protected])
Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sandra Burton

Sankofa, Williams’ only step team, was founded by five women of color in 1996. Stepping is a percussive dance form created by black fraternities in the mid-1900s. This movement style is influenced by military drill, South African gumboot, and West African dance. Sankofa, from the Akan language of Ghana, translates to “reach back and get it.” Sankofa uses this concept to reach back in order to step forward, reflecting the organization’s mentality.