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UCLA Seeks Photos of Kente Cloth Wearers

June 26, 1998

Photographs of individuals wearing kente cloth at weddings, graduations or other activities are being sought by UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History as part of an upcoming exhibit, "Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente Cloth and African American Identity."

Kente cloth is colorful, hand-woven cloth meshed in geometric patterns that originated in Ghana and now symbolizes African heritage.

The exhibit, scheduled to open in February, will examine the importance of kente in Ghana as well as its significance in Los Angeles' African American communities.

Photographs may be brought to the Inglewood Public Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd., today from 2 to 6 p.m.; July 3 from 2 to 6 p.m.; and July 11 from noon to 4 p.m.

Copies will be made on-site.

For information: Danielle Smith or Aphrodite Dielubanza, (310) 206-5663.

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