The founding of Jomandi Productions, an African American Theatre Company in Atlanta in 1978 is celebrated on this date, August 24.
Jomandi was launched through an endowment of the Dr. Thomas W. Jones Memorial Scholarship of the Morehouse College Medical School. “Every Father’s Child,” the company’s first production written by Thomas W. Jones II, was part of that tribute. The name Jomandi is a combination of the names of the Jones family members. Fittingly, in a Senegalese dialect the name means, “People gathered together in celebration.” [Continue reading at the African American Registry.]