Kwanzaa Celebration at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit
Swing by the museum to celebrate and commemorate this cultural holiday on Dec. 26 and Dec. 30, 2012
Celebrate culture and heritage with your family and friends at the Kwanzaa Celebration at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, with events on both Dec. 26 and Dec. 30, 2012.
Be there when the celebration begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26. A candle lighting ceremony begins as soon as the event kicks off, followed by a whole bunch of Kwanzaa fun in partnership with Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center and Bookstore.
On Dec. 26, those coming to the Kwanzaa celebration can enjoy storytelling and musical performances at the museum. There will also be a Kwanzaa marketplace.
Storytelling, musical performances and the Kwanzaa marketplace will also take place from 6 until 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, hosted by musician Khary WAE Frazer. Also on Dec. 30, guests can check out the African garb fashion show.
The celebration's two nights are about "Umoja," or "unity," and "Nia," meaning "purpose." All events are free, family-friendly and open to the public.
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History "is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience," the museum's website says, with over 30,000 artifacts and materials.
"With generous support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government sources, the Wright Museum continues to be a cultural icon in the city of Detroit and throughout the world," the website says of the museum.
For more information on the 2012 Kwanzaa Celebration at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, check out the calendar listing on Metro Parent's website.