Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the Tiefing Collection?
The Tiefing Collection is an exhibition/curatorial presentation featuring selected articles of a private collection of African and South Pacific artifacts acquired by the curator, Rufus T. Stevenson, during his work and travels in these areas of the world.
2. What is the "Redemption Ritual?"
The Redemption Ritual is a literary (choreopoetic) presentation of classical African American poems by Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Robert Hayden, Margaret Walker, Richard Wright, Sterling Allen Brown and James Weldon Johnson. Produced by Rufus T. Stevenson.
3. What is the “Slave Genealogy” about?
The "Slave Genealogy" is a genealogical presentation demonstrating how you too may research your family’s history, and gain insight, health and strength remembering SANKOFA- an old African Adinkara symbol meaning “look to the past and fetch it.” Presented by Roland C. Barksdale-Hall of western Pennsylvania, author, lecturer/minister, genealogist, storyteller, librarian and Co-Founder/President of Jah Kente International.