Monthly Archives: December 2018

Kwanzaa at the Wright celebrates African culture and heritage

For decades, Fletcher Daniels looked forward to the seven days after Christmas. Kwanzaa, the African cultural celebration launched more than 50 years ago, has become a tradition for the Detroit resident and his family. On Wednesday, they went to Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit for …

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Kwanzaa, a celebration of African culture

In 1966, Dr. Maulana “Ron” Karenga, then professor of black studies, wanted to create a celebration to highlight and honor African cultures and their values. Although the holiday follows Christmas, it is not a religious holiday and was not intended to replace Christmas or Hanukkah. Instead, the party, whose name …

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