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Kwanzaa Celebration at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit

The annual festivities, perfect for the whole family, pay tribute to this holiday and culture on three separate evenings: Dec. 26 and 28-29, 2013

One rich cultural heritage, three fantastic cultural nights: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is hosting its annual Kwanzaa celebration Dec. 26 and Dec. 28-29, 2013. For families looking for holiday fun after Christmas, the Wright is the place to be!

Free and open to the public, every evening of the Kwanzaa celebration begins at 6 p.m. with a candle lighting ceremony and ends at 9 p.m. Evening themes include Umoja, meaning unity; Ujima, representing collective work and responsibility; and Ujamaa, meaning cooperative economics.

Thursday's celebration, Umoja, includes a story telling presentation and music. Members of the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers also present "Wise Tales from the Village."

On Saturday, Ujima, the third day of Kwanzaa, the Nsoroma Institute presents performances by Thiosane Performing Arts Company, Nsoroma alumni recognition and a marketplace with vendors that sell clothing, jewelry, fashion accessories and Kwanzaa-themed items.

Sunday, bring the family to enjoy Ujamaa, the fourth day of Kwanzaa, which has story telling, musical performances and is led by Khary WAE Frasier sure to be a treat for kids and parents!

Bring the whole family for fun at the 2013 Kwanzaa celebration at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

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