MAKING THE PAST MEANINGFUL: Kwanzaa and the Concept of Sankofa

  • Maulana Karenga Professor and chair, Department of Black Studies, California State University

Abstract

The African American holiday of Kwanzaa has become an important cultural practice among millions of African American peoples throughout world African community. This is a narrative of the process of conceptualizing and institutionalizing Kwanzaa, its emergence in the thrust toward re-Africanization during the Black Power Movement of the 60's, its relationship to the Black liberation struggle, the development and meaning of its symbols, and its communitarian vision and values as expressed in the core values of Kwanzaa, the Nguzo Saba. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Published
2014-06-12
Section
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