Cousin Brenda
Cousin Audrey
  • Bronx, NY
  • July 1963

Photos of Umi and her cousin, Brenda.

Notes: Before there were selfies, Tik Tok, and the like, there was your cousin. Umi and Akua née, Brenda, were first cousins – their fathers were brothers. Despite the distance between Queens and the Bronx, where Akua grew up, their families spent a lot of time together and the two cousins, of the same age, were very close to each other their whole lives.