One rich cultural heritage, three fantastic cultural nights: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is hosting its annual Kwanzaa celebration Dec. 26-28 and Dec. 30-31, 2014. For families looking for holiday fun after Christmas, the Wright is the place to be!
Free and open to the public, every night of the Kwanzaa celebration Dec. 26-30 begins at 6 p.m. with a candle lighting ceremony and ends at 9 p.m. Evening themes include Umoja, meaning unity; Kujichagulia meaning self-determination; Ujima, representing collective work and responsibility; Nia, meaning purpose; and Kuumba representing creativity. The celebration will include music and drumming. Plus, enjoy dancing and visit vendors.
Friday's celebration, Umoja, in partnership with Shrine of the Black Madonna, includes a Kwanzaa marketplace. Saturday's celebration, Kujichagulia, will be presented with Malcolm X Grassroots Association.
Sunday, Dec. 28, bring the family to enjoy Ujima, and check out the vendors at the marketplace. Then, Tuesday, Dec. 30 for Nia, catch a screening of Raz Babaa Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts: Portraits of a Revolutionary. Wednesday, Dec. 31, the festivities kick off at 5 p.m., and for Kuumba, the celebration includes a cultural fashion show and tasty food samples from Taste of Ethiopia.
Bring the whole family for fun at the 2014 Kwanzaa celebration at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.