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The African American tradition of Kwanzaa was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga. It was established as a means  to help African Americans reconnect with their African  cultural and historical heritage by uniting in meditation and study of African traditions and Nguzo Saba, the “seven principles of African Heritage.” Kwanzaa is observed from December 26 - January 1.

Kwanzaa Marketplace begins at 5 PM* everyday.
These family-friendly events are FREE** and open to the public. For more information please call (313) 494-5800.

 

 

Saturday, December 26 at 6PM

UMOJA

The First Principle of Kwanzaa

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Sunday, December 27 at 6PM

KUJICHAGULIA

The Second Principle of Kwanzaa

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Monday, December 28 at 6PM

UJIMA

The Third Principle of Kwanzaa

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Tuesday, December 29 at 6PM

UJAMAA

The Fourth Principle of Kwanzaa

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Wednesday, December 30 at 6PM

NIA

The Fitfh Principle of Kwanzaa

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Thursday, December 31 at 4PM*

KUUMBA

The Sixth Principle of Kwanzaa

(*Please note earlier start time for New Year's Eve Kwanzaa event)

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Friday, January 1 at 5PM**

IMANI

The Seventh Principle of Kwanzaa

(**Please visit the Imani page for cost info)

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Wright Museum™
www.TheWright.org

 

 


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