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CELEBRATE KWANZAA AT THE DUSABLE MUSEUM

12/27/2016, midnight | Updated on 12/27/2016, midnight
CELEBRATE KWANZAA AT THE DUSABLE MUSEUM Chicago, IL.- The DuSable Museum of African American History in collaboration with Bolozi Wazee ...
Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Myers (above), 66th Air Base Wing noncommissioned officer in charge of the Military Equal Opportunity office, demonstrates a Kwanzaa ritual where she lights a candle in the Kinara. Photo by Christopher Myers

CELEBRATE KWANZAA AT THE DUSABLE MUSEUM

Chicago, IL.- The DuSable Museum of African American

History in collaboration with Bolozi Wazee / Shule Ya Watoto

will present the 2016 Kwanzaa Celebration, on Tuesday,

December 27, 2016 from 12:00 Noon until 2:30 PM. The

event will take place at the Museum, located at 740 East

56th Place (57th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue) in

Chicago.

Established in 1966 by Ron Karenga, Kwanzaa aims to

reconnect Black America to their African roots and recognize

their struggle as a people by building community. It is

observed from December 26th through January 1st annually.

Derived from the Swahili term, “matunda ya kwanza,” which

means “first-fruits” Kwanzaa is based upon African harvest

celebrations. Just as many African harvest celebrations run

for seven days, Kwanzaa has seven principles known as the

Nguzo Saba. They are: umoja (unity); kujichagulia (self

determination); ujima (collective work and responsibility);

ujamaa (cooperative economics); nia (purpose); kuumba

(creativity); and imani (faith).

Participants for the 2016 Kwanzaa Celebration will

include: Thunder Sky Drummers, the crowd-pleasing Najwa

Dance Corps, Amen Rah, award-winning vocalist Maggie

Brown and more.

Admission to the 2016 Kwanzaa Celebration is FREE

for all. Regular admission prices apply for visitors wishing to

experience the Museum. Please call 773-947-0600, or visit

www.dusablemuseum.org for more information.

About The DuSable Museum of African American

History

The DuSable Museum of African American History is

one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the country. Our

mission is to promote understanding and inspire appreciation

of the achievements, contributions and experiences of African

Americans through exhibits, programs and activities that

illustrate African and African American history, culture and art.

The DuSable Museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate.

For more information on the Museum and its programs, please

call (773) 947-0600 or visit us at www.dusablemuseum.org.

The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully

acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s partnership and

also thanks United Airlines, the official airline of the DuSable

Museum for its support.