A Juneteenth altar of food and symbols that represent the passage of African slaves by ship to the West (Photo: Lily Kharrazi)


A Juneteenth altar of food and symbols that represent the passage of African slaves by ship to the West (Photo: Lily Kharrazi)
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An altar of food and symbols that represent the passage of African slaves by ship to the West.  The altar was created by Omnira Projects for a Juneteenth commemoration in Oakland, supported in part by ACTA's Living Culture Grants Program.  Juneteenth is a day acknowledging that the slave population of Texas was the last to know that the Emancipation Proclomation, which had been issued months before by President Abraham Lincoln, also applied to them.  Photo: Lily Kharrazi, 2013