2021 Group Exhibit & Art Sale, The Griot Museum of Black History, St. Louis, MO
While slavery was abolished in the majority of the US, a small city in Galveston, TX had not yet freed the enslaved. It was not until June 19, 1865, that the last of the enslaved in this city were emancipated. Now known as Juneteenth, Black people celebrate this day of independence by gathering and cooking elaborate meals. The first Juneteenth celebration incorporated foods that are red in color, a tradition that is still carried on today. For this group show, I centered some of those food items by photographing bbq, strawberry soda, watermelon, and strawberry gooey butter cookies.
These images are 1 of 1 prints and available for purchase via The Griot Museum. For more information, please contact the museum at 314-241-7057.