“Never let them begin our history with slavery.”

Asa G. Hilliard, III

Black history begins in Africa. All human history begins in Africa. Nubia is a region along the Nile river located in what is today northern Sudan and southern Egypt. The Temple of Isis at Philae was built in 690 BCE to honor the goddess and was the last temple constructed in the classical Egyptian style. The temple still stands today.

Nubia was home to some of Africa’s earliest Queendoms and Kingdoms. Known for rich deposits of gold, Nubia was also the gateway through which luxury products like incense, ivory, and ebony traveled from their source in sub-Saharan Africa to the civilizations of Egypt, the Mediterranean, and throughout the Asian continent.

The APEX Museum is the oldest Black history museum located in the city of Atlanta. The museum maintains diverse and educational exhibits and is the only museum in Metropolitan Atlanta solely dedicated to telling the rich and often untold story of people of the African Diaspora. Sankofa Impact is proud to partner with APEX on our Pilgrimage To The South.

Black History Month 2023. Picture of the Temple of Isis at Philae in Nubia.