Accession A2021.078, 2019, 2021

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Akwari, Onyekwere Emmanuel, 1942-2019.
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Includes images and short videos recording Onyekwere Akwari's funeral in Item, Nigeria on September 28, 2019. Akwari's body was kept at a mortuary in Umuahia, Nigeria until the day before his funeral in his village of Item. These files document the family home, the funeral procession with pallbearers and musicians, funeral customs, and family dress. Also includes emails with descriptive information about the images and videos written by Anne Micheaux Akwari. File types include JPG, MOV, MSG, and TXT. The digital files date to 2019 and 2021.


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