Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that can be translated as "Go Back and Fetch It." With this book, we go back and fetch the history of 10 black men and women from Lexington. In this book you will learn about educators like Dr. Mary Britton and her sister Julia Britton Hooks, sculpters like Isaac Scott Hathaway, inventors like Shelby Davidson. You will learn who the Charlotte Court Housing Projects was named after. You will learn about R.C.O. Benjamin, whose headstone graces the cover of this book, as well as a few others.