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Melanin Museums: 4 Founders Creating Sacred Spaces of Ancestral Heritage

On Wednesday, June 23rd AFRICA400 HandRadio featured special guests; Jilchristina Vest, David Muir, Esther “Mama Kiki” Armstrong, and more to discuss their projects.


Jilchristina Vest is the Founder of and the first Black Panther Party Women’s Mural and Mini Museum in Oakland California which speaks to the major role black women occupied in the Black Panther Party. Learn more https://westoaklandmuralproject.org/.



David Muir is the Co-Founder of Island SPACE Caribbean Museum in Plantation Florida the first museum in the United States dedicated to Caribbean culture and heritage. Learn more here https://www.islandspacefl.org/.

Esther “Mama Kiki” Armstrong is a Ghanaian settled in Baltimore Maryland for decades and was inspired to open the Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures, the first and only museum dedicated to the childhood educational development of children of African descent, https://sankofakids.org/.


Kojo Yankah is the Founder and inspired by Kwame Nkrumah to create the first Pan African Heritage World Museum based in Cape Coast Ghana, a museum that will speak to the various dimensions and peoples of Pan African heritage across the Diaspora, slated to open in 2022 https://pahw.org/.



Tune into AFRICA400 Wednesdays 2 pm - 3 pm EST. https://handradio.org/ webuyblack.com kweli.tv

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