Celebrate family, community and culture when the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History observes the seven principles of Kwanzaa this week. The Wright will present a special series of free public programs beginning today — Thursday, Dec. 26 — and running through Wednesday, Jan. 1.
All museum visitors are invited to participate in a series commemorations and activities honoring African Heritage and Identity. The programs are presented in partnership with the African Liberation Day Committee, Malcolm X Grassroots Organization, and Nsoroma Institute. The programs are free and open to visitors from all communities.
Partners bringing events for the Nguzo Saba (the 7 principles of Kwanzaa) are as follows:
- Dec. 26 – 6-9 p.m. – Umoja (Unity) African Liberation Day Committee
- Dec. 27 – 6-9 p.m. – Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) Malcolm X Grassroots Association
- Dec. 28 – 6-9 p.m. – Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility) Nsoroma Institute
- Dec. 29 – 2-5 p.m. – Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) Aisha Shule
- Dec. 30 – 3-6 p.m. – Nia (Purpose) UNIA & ACL
- Dec. 31 – 3-6 p.m.- Kuumba (Creativity) Nanou Diapo
- Jan. 1 – 3-6 p.m. – Imani (Faith) Hood Research
Visitors will enjoy seven days of tradition and FREE family fun as we feel the beat of the drums, experience the vivid colors and vibrations of African dance groups, revel in the messages of dynamic speakers and passionate artists, and support the event’s vendors.