Kwanzaa Directory

2022 | Annual Kwanzaa Theme

"Kwanzaa, Culture and the Practice of Freedom:
A Message and Model For Our Times"
2022 Annual Founder's Kwanzaa Message

Kwanzaa at the Center

Calendar of Events

International Kwanzaa Celebration

Los Angeles, December 31, 2021

Event Flyer and Purchase Tickets

Fruit bowls

The Founder's Welcome

Dr. Maulana Karenga

As an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world African community, Kwanzaa brings a cultural message which speaks to the best of what it means to be African and human in the fullest sense. Given the profound significance Kwanzaa has for African Americans and indeed, the world African community, it is imperative that an authoritative source and site be made available to give an accurate and expansive account of its origins, concepts, values, symbols and practice...

*Material on this site is summarized from:
Maulana Karenga (2008).
Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture.
Los Angeles: University of Sankore Press