Founded in 1992, ADACI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational, cultural and spiritual organization based in Washington, DC
Our purpose is to institutionalize the commemoration of the millions of African ancestors- men, women and children, who perished during the Middle Passage – the Maafa, as well as those who survived. We do this through the observance of ceremonies and artistic, educational, and cultural activities. We acknowledge our ancestors in a progressive way through annual commemorations which include: conferences/empowerment workshops, academic/educational lectures and presentations, film festivals, senior citizens’ cultural festivals, and artistic /cultural presentations.
As an educational, cultural and spiritual organization, ADACI creates innovative programs using the arts and education as powerful tools for transformation and spiritual development.