Kwanzaa’s value to the youth

Adonis Richards
5 min readDec 27, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKLvaql9Xvg

Created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is a pan-African holiday that is celebrated annually from December 26th- January 1st. The term is coined from the phrase, ‘matunda ya Kwanza’, meaning ‘first fruits’ in Swahili. traditionally celebrated in the US, Kwanzaa is a holiday celebrating African American social traditions.

The connection to the home continent of Africa, Dr. Karenga developed this holiday in order to have African Americans who have lost their connection to the motherland.

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