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Chief Nana Kofi Anin and his brothers
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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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Photo taken at the funeral ceremony held for the chief's father, W.K. Anin, in the Crenshaw District on November 7, 1996. Photo shows High Chief Nana Kofi Anin walking in the background. He walks with a leaf in his mouth, which signifies his sorrow. The umbrella is a symbol of greatness and sets apart the person under the umbrella, from the crowd. The Chief's brothers are sitting at table in the foreground.
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Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: African American Community
S-011-592 120
Anin, W. K
Anin, Nana Kofi Anin
Funeral rites and ceremonies--California--Los Angeles
Mourning customs
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
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