The Meanings and Uses of Kente in Atlanta: Kente Memories
Kente and kente-inspired objects are an important part of many American lives, families, identities and histories. They mark important occasions and relationships, but kente objects are also part of daily life, dress, and home decor. The use of kente also raises questions and debates: how should
kente be used and who should use it? All this means kente is embedded in evocative memories of powerful experiences, significant events, and fond friendships.
The following kente memories are stories from Atlantans about their personal experiences with kente. We hope you enjoy reading their stories and invite you to share your own kente memory here as well.
Johnnetta B. Cole, Spelman President Emerita and Presidential Distinguished Professor, Emory University
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