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Kokou

Missy Burton, 2017, Dallas Texas

Raised with the stories of the day her great-grandmother Aba avenged her great-grandfather’s murder by single-handedly slaughtering 13 head of cattle with his machete, Kokou (1895-1995) was a radically free woman. Thus, Kokou (Wednesday) was a Garveyite who supported the “Africa for Africans” movement and was financially independent. She earned her living as a singer and piano player; performing regularly around town at various venues as the featured artist or with other musicians. Although she never met Aba she dreamed about her frequently and often wondered if she would ever be as brave as her. She was Akofena’s great-great-great-granddaughter.

  • Missy Burton
  • 2017
  • 1017 S. Broadway St. Carrollton, Tx 75006
  • Dynasty
  • Photography
  • DYN-2017-1003
  • 26.5" x 18.5"
  • The Missy Burton Experience

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