Malcolm X: Kwanzaa – A Story of a Resilient Culture

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Join Malcolm X College for a Kwanzaa celebration on December 27th!

  • Children’s story times at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Drum Call at 12:00 noon
  • Vendor Marketplace from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
  • Performances featuring the Thunder Sky Drummers, Emmy award-winning vocalist Joan Collaso, local dance company Najwa Dance Corps, and more!

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration, beginning each year the day after Christmas, that was founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga.

Rooted in Swahili tradition, Kwanzaa is a time for people of African descent to reflect on their culture and values, with an emphasis on family and community.

Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa represents an important value or principle: unity, self-determination, collective responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

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