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.