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  • The Symbols Of Kwanzaa

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    Kwanzaa is a holiday that most in the African-American community know about, but aren’t very well-versed on. What Is Kwanzaa? A week long celebration that is celebrated in the United States and in other nations of the West African diaspora in the Americas. The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning "first fruits of the harvest". It was created in 1966 by Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga (born Ronald McKinley Everett) and is the first African-American made holiday. Most

  • Analysis Of The Book ' Kwanzaa '

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    Kwanzaa is a holiday that celebrates 7 days of African religion that was made by Dr. Maulana Karenga Dr. Maulana Karenga was the creator of the holiday Kwanzaa, which was made in 1966.The holiday is separated into 7 days that express the African American. It was made so that African Americans can get together and rejoice. Dr. Maluana is a major part of black history for what he made that still lives today. Dr. Maulana Karenga was born on a poultry farm in Parsonsburg, Maryland on July 14, 1941

  • The Symbols Of Kwanzaa And African-American Culture

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    Kwanzaa History “Kwanzaa, a seven-day holiday that celebrates African-American heritage. Dr. Maulana Karenga created Kwanzaa to help African-Americans remember their roots and to foster unity during a time of incredible racial strife. It’s been observed from December 26 to January 1 every year since 1966. Karenga, a controversial figure in the black power movement, openly opposed Christian beliefs and originally declared that Kwanzaa should be an anti-Christmas of sorts. The name Kwanzaa is derived

  • KWANZAA: Rediscovering our African Culture Essay

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    KWANZAA: Rediscovering our African Culture Kwanzaa was first celebrated in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, his family and Friends. Dr. Karenga, a professor of African-American History at CSU, Long Beach, was effected by the Watts Riots of the summer of 1965. He felt that African-Americans had lost touch with their African heritage. He began to study ways that they could help themselves and each other. Dr. Karenga wanted to unify his people and instill a pride in their joint culture. He felt that

  • African American Culture Essay example

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    African American Culture Culture is not a fixed phenomenon, nor is it the same in all places or to all people. It is relative to time, place, and particular people. Learning about other people can help us to understand ourselves and to be better world citizens. One of the most common ways of studying culture is to focus on the differences within and among cultures. Although their specifics may vary form one culture to another, sociologists refer to those elements or characteristics that

  • A Person And / Or People

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    to annihilation, it is lack of knowledge of self. To avoid such annihilation steps must be taken to safeguard history and culture, for a person or people who loses either is lost in the world. For African Americans this is the reason we have Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration (December 26th – January 1st) held predominately in the United States (also observed in other parts of the Americas, Western African and across the (African) diaspora) that helps bring African-Americans together as

  • The Kwanzaa Event

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    In the midst of the holiday season, I volunteered with the Delta Gems service group for a Kwanzaa event. The event was the day after Christmas, which is the first day of Kwanzaa. The first day of Kwanzaa is Umoja, which celebrates unity in the community, households, and nation and race. Kwanzaa is holiday that spans from December 26 to January 1. During the 7 days, African - Americans celebrate their cultural heritage and family values. I have always seen myself as a quiet leader, someone who leads

  • Effects Of Kwanzaa On African Americans

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    Kwanzaa is a holiday that helps African Americans of all religions reconnect. This festival helps African Americans recognize their struggles as people, and it reinforces the Seven Principles, known as Nguzo Saba. It is based from December 26th to January 1st. This holiday is also based on the African harvest celebrations. This holiday was first created in 1966, during the Civil Rights Movement, by Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga. 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the holiday. Even after 50 years, not many

  • Analysis Of The Story ' Kwanzaa And Me '

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    Kwanzaa and Me: Analysis A. Review of the Story The story provided an excellent discussion of the many issues that surround race in schools, it centered on the topic about whether integrated schools were more beneficial than segregated schools. This book focuses on young children in the early grades, listening to parents and racial integration. The author wanted to find the truth that is surrounding multicultural classrooms from those that are involved in it. This book includes many side stories

  • 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