Capital Region Kwanzaa* Celebration
December 26, 2014 - January 1, 2015
*Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of life from 26 December to 1 January. Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced the festival in 1966 to the United States as a ritual to welcome the first harvests to the home. The word "kwanza" is a KiSwahili (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania) word meaning "first."
Kwanzaa reaffirms seven principles. The seven principles (nguzo saba) of Kwanzaa utilize Kiswahili words: unity (umoja), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective work and responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba), and faith (imani). Each of the seven candles signify the principles.
RAPP ROAD HISTORY PROJECT EXHIBITION: FALL/WINTER 2014-2015
Opening Reception on November 7, 2014 from 6-8:30 pm at the AACCCR 135 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY FREE!
Exhibition on display
Through January 2, 2015
Exhibition hours: Mondays
Noon-3:30pm or by appointment