Sunday, December 27, 2015
I recently shared a post on the festival of Kwanza and wanted to share more with you. If you are like me you may have heard of it but not for sure what it is. That is ok as many do not understand exactly what the holiday is. Kwanza is a celebration that is meant to be empowering for all black people. The rich history of the African first fruits ceremony is closely related.
Maulan Karenga the man behind the holiday is a professor, author and founder of the Kwanza holiday. The celebration began when Karenga decided that African Americans needed an annual event to celebrate their heritage. Maulan decided this after seeing the trouble of the Watts area in Los Angeles.