Scenes from an Emancipation celebration

Words – Desilon Daniels

Pictures – Arian Browne


It was a day of national celebration when hundreds turned out yesterday to observe the 176th anniversary of Emancipation at the National Park.

The African Cultural and Development Association’s annual Emancipation Festival drew not only persons of African ancestry but also persons of other races. Regardless of ethnicity, most persons were clad in festive African garb ranging from the simple head-wrap to the full dashiki.

As the day progressed, the throngs of persons quickly grew to encompass the park. Each …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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