A Learning Link to the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History

February 28, 2001

During Black History Month, many African Americans wear kente to celebrate their African heritage. Kente is the dress of royalty, honored gods and young people. Its roots lie in the regal histories of the Asante and Ewe people of Ghana and Togo. Today, kente has found its way into homes, churches and other places throughout Africa and the United States.