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Friday Photo History: Kwanzaa Celebration


As the year grows to a close so does this year's celebration of Kwanzaa.  January 1st is the last day of Kwanzaa every holiday season after seven days of celebration. This is a photo from the Charles H. Wright Museum's celebration of Kwanzaa from 1990. The photo features women dancing in traditional African style while wearing traditional dress. The act of the dance is a call to remember African heritage and culture. It is also to emphasize togetherness and unity. As the holiday season of 2010 draws to a close and we head into a new year, we can take these lessons of Kwanzaa (togetherness, unity, pride in our culture and heritage) and come together as a nation to make 2011 a better year in every way. Happy New Year!

Collection: CHW Kwanzaa Photographs; date: December 1990.  Photograph courtesy of the Collections and Exhibitions department of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (  Research, caption and scanning by Derek Thomas Sojda.  For more information please contact the Louise Lovett Wright Library and Robert L. Hurst Research Center at (313) 494-5840 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  For this and other informative posts, please visit  Image and content copyright Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, all rights reserved.

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