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Pouring of libation, W.K. Anin's funeral ceremony
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Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Funeral ceremony held for W.K. Anin, in the Crenshaw District on November 7, 1996. Family members watch pouring of libation, invoking African Ancestral spirits, a part of traditional prayers at the funeral. From left to right: Nana Akwasi Bawuah; Dr. Kwaku Enin; Tony Anin; Nana Ofori; Cynthia Enin and Nana Kwaku Nnuro.
1 photograph :col.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Ghanaian American Community; Shades of L.A.: African American Community
S-011-589 120
Men--California--Los Angeles
Funeral rites and ceremonies--California--Los Angeles
Mourning customs
Crenshaw (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Shades of L.A. Ghanaian American photographs
Shades of L.A. African American photographs
Yaa Akyiaa Sefa-Boakya.

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