What is the restoration project? In a society where images and representation hold immense power, the ‘Restoration Project’ aims to combat the longstanding distortion of African history through visuals.
For too long, ancient African figures who accomplished great things have been misrepresented as white or white-passing, while the contributions of all groups of people have been erased or minimized. This systematic falsification of history has had a damaging effect on the self-esteem and opportunities of African people, and has contributed to the oppression they experience in their daily lives.
The ‘Restoration Project’ seeks to correct this injustice by bringing an accurate and diverse representation of the ancient world back to the forefront. By acknowledging and showcasing the contributions of all groups of people, the project hopes to restore a sense of pride and empowerment to the African community.
But the impact of this project goes beyond just African people. By presenting a more accurate and complete depiction of history, the ‘Restoration Project’ seeks to bring balance and justice to the narrative of the past. By controlling the images that are presented to the public, those in power have historically been able to control the way people think and perceive reality, often to their own benefit. By reclaiming and accurately portraying the image of Africa and its people, the ‘Restoration Project’ hopes to shatter this cycle of manipulation and oppression.
In a world where media and representation have the ability to shape our sense of self and our place in the world, the ‘Restoration Project’ is a necessary and important step towards creating a more just and equitable society. By bringing an accurate and diverse representation of the past back to the forefront, the project hopes to inspire a greater sense of pride and empowerment for all people.
At the ‘Restoration Project,’ we strive to provide the most accurate representations of ancient African figures and history based on the artifacts and evidence available to us. This includes statues, paintings, oral descriptions and written historical records, as well as insights from genetics and epigenetic factors. We are constantly working to improve our techniques and stay up-to-date with the latest research in order to provide the highest quality representations possible.
However, it’s important to note that these representations are not definitive, and as we continue to learn more and improve our methods, we may revisit previous works and make updates in order to get as close to the truth as possible. Our ultimate goal is to present an accurate and diverse portrayal of the past that can inspire pride and empowerment for all people.
We hope you’ve learned more about the ‘Restoration Project’ and its important mission to combat the longstanding distortion of African history through visuals. This is a costly and time-consuming effort, but we believe it is worth it in order to bring balance and justice to the narrative of the past, restore pride and empowerment to the African community, and create a more just and equitable society.
If you would like to support this initiative, please consider making a donation or spreading the word about the ‘Restoration Project’ to your network. Together, we can work towards a future where all groups of people are accurately and fairly represented in the historical narrative. Thank you for visiting our website and for supporting this important cause.