Sankofic Journey exists to eradicate racism and self-hate at its root. Through educational programs, black history children's books, and quality handmade products, we educate about African culture, history, and significance with the goal of shifting beliefs, fostering positive self-image, and building a better world for our children.

Meet The Owner

Mattye Crowley 

Hello, my name is Mattye Crowley. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and identify as African in America. I earned my B.A. in Africana Studies at Metro State University of Denver, CO. I am the mother of two sons, one of whom has a seizure condition that prevented me from working a traditional 9 to 5. I am the owner of Sankofic Journey, through which I create quality, fact-based, black history children’s books and corresponding curriculum.

Sankofic Journey was initially created with the mission of educating and eliminating self-hate through quality, fact-based black history curriculum for children. However, Sankofic Journey has grown to be even more. Sankofic Journey continues to create quality black history children's books. Throughout the years we have incorporated other ways to educate about African culture and significance through our authentic handmade African items and programs that are geared to enhance the quality of everyone's lives through workshops and other learning mediums. 

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for visiting the site, if you are a current customer you may have noticed a lot has change. The motherland collection full of beautiful, timeless and authentic handmade African items head over to the motherland collections new home at Sankofic Gems. If you happen to be looking for our programs such as The Inclusive Family Workshop Series head over to its new home at Sankofic Education. 

Our Why

Children’s books are one of the many ways in which racism is taught and internalized racism is created.

Sankofic Journey mission is to eliminate internalized racism. Through our k-5 curriculum we aim to counter stereotypes, and racist notions about people of African heritage, in addition, we strive to provide readers of all ages with quality fact-base black history.

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