Promoting a shared

ancestral heritage

Our mission is to help people of African descent across the globe to establish a direct connection with Africa to celebrate and build upon our shared ancestral heritage. We celebrate our resilience and help make connections that provide a reciprocal exchange to eliminate the stereotypes often portrayed about each other. We build and maintain bridges between the diaspora and our ancestral homeland.

Guiding people home

Led by our Founder, Diallo Sumbry, the Adinkra Group is a tireless and proud African cultural resource organisation. We believe the empowerment of African people in the Diaspora requires a connection with Africa. No matter where you are in the world, or what faith or creed you subscribe to, we welcome everyone of African descent back to their ancestral homeland, to be reunited with their people.

“I am not an African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me” – Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana.

Meet Diallo Sumbry

As the Founder and President of the Adinkra Group, Diallo Sumbry is on a lifelong quest to help people of African descent reconnect with their ancestral heritage, while also promoting the prosperity of African citizens. Whether he is working with or investing in small business owners or leading adventurers through their ancient homeland, Diallo works tirelessly out of a love for his people.
A native of Trenton, NJ, Diallo holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the District of Columbia. Though his life’s work takes him around the world, his home base remains in Washington, DC where The Adinkra Group is headquartered at Adinkra Cultural Arts Studios (ACAS).
ACAS is a 3500 sq ft complex located in the heart of the Gateway Arts District in Mt. Rainier, MD committed to providing classes, workshops and events that support the mission of bridging the gap between the African diaspora.

He is Africa first. Forever.

Leader. Husband. Father. Brother.

Diallo has led nearly 1,000 people to Africa in the past 3 years. In collaboration with the NAACP, he developed and facilitated the Jamestown to Jamestown tour of Ghana. This monumental journey brought over 250 people, ranging in age from 4 to 87, for a 10-day pilgrimage, marking The Year of Return – a year-long initiative to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the United States.

In December 2018, Diallo was appointed US Ambassador for Tourism for Ghana in recognition of his impact on the country’s cultural and tourism sectors, and his role as one of the architects of The Year of Return. He is the first African-American to receive this title.

Diallo is a husband of 20+ years, father of two, and proud and doting grandfather.