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Adinkra Symbol Key

Sesa Wo Suban

Adinkra symbol meaning transformation. This symbol combines two separate adinkra symbols, the "Morning Star" which can mean a new start to the day, placed inside the wheel, representing rotation or independent movement.

This is the Adinkra symbol ‘sesa wo suban’ which represents transformation. Education is a door to transformation.


Adinkra symbol "aya." This "fern" is a symbol of endurance and resourcefulness.

This is the Adinkra symbol ‘aya.’ The fern represents endurance and resourcefulness, used here to the endurance of Bishop Lawson Porter’s passion.


Adinkra symbol "sankofa" which represents learning from the past.

This is the Andinkra symbol ‘sankofa,’ which means ‘return and get it’ and conveys the importance of learning from the past.

Bese Saka

This is the Adinkra symbol ‘bese saka’ or ‘sack of cola nuts.’ This symbol represents abundance and affluence, but also togetherness and unity.