Kwanz African American And Pan-African Holidays

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Homework #2 Kwanza is an African American and Pan-African holiday that many celebrate worldwide. Many get it confused and try to think of it as “African” Christmas but in reality the holiday’s purpose is to celebrate life. Dr. Maulana Karenga is the founder and creator of the holiday. Dr. Maulana carries a prestigious background with 2 PhD’s one in political science and the other in social ethics. He first introduced the idea of Kwanza at a festival in 1966. Kwanza is celebrated from December 26th to January 1st.The purpose of Kwanza is for African Americans to fully embrace their culture and represent it. The word “kwanza” originates from Kenya, its Kiswahili and translation of the words mean “first”. They’re two things that are key components’
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