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Fifi

Missy Burton, 2019, Dallas Texas

Fifi (1870-1972) was the first-born child of Nunu. During her lifetime, she witnessed the dynamic cultural shift between the expansive Black freedom of the Reconstruction Era and the repressive terrorism of Jim Crow. A graduate of Fisk University, she was the first in the Dynasty to attend college. There, she began following the philosophies of W.E.B. DuBois. Her array of life experiences from seeing the first Black Senators to the horrors of the Ku Klux Klan; and to acquire an academic degree, pushed her to raise her daughter, Kokou, to be self-sufficient and unapologetically free. Fifi whose name means Friday, was Akofena’s great-great-granddaughter.

  • Missy Burton
  • 2019
  • 1017 S. Broadway St. Carrollton, Tx 75006
  • Dynasty
  • Photography
  • DYN-2019-1004
  • 26.5" x 18.5"
  • The Missy Burton Experience

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