Celebrating Kwanzaa

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will celebrate the spirit of family and community with its annual Kwanzaa program on Wednesday December 27th.

The event kicks off with a hands-on workshop in the Abraham L. Woods Community Meeting Room. Elinor and Winfield Burks will lead this creative activity for families. The community celebration will be in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery, highlighting the principle “kujichagulia” (meaning self-determination). Maurice Muhammad will be the speaker.

Kwanzaa – which means “first fruits of the harvest” in Kiswahili – is an African American cultural holiday with a focus on the traditional African values of family, community responsibility, commerce, and self-improvement. It was founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga and is celebrated December 26-January 1.

Birmngham Civil Rights Institute
Wednesday, December 27th

Hands on Workshop begins at 5pm
Community Celebration begins at 6pm

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