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January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join the Great Plains Black History Museum as we celebrate Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, community and culture. December 26 – January 1 1:00- 2:00 p.m. Kwanzaa is an African American and pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. It was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor African Studies. It joins communitarian values and practices of Continental African and African American culture.
During the holiday, families and communities organize activities around the Nguzo Saba (The seven principles): Umojoa (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Exonomics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity) and Imani (Faith). Participants also celebrate with feasts (karamu), music, dance, poetry, narratives and end the holiday with a day dedicated to reflection and recommitment to The Seven Principles and other central cultural values. (www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org, 2018)