Thursday, December 26, 2019


Recognizing Kwanzaa
Today marks the start of the weeklong celebration of Kwanzaa, which runs through New Year’s Day. Introduced in 1966 and taking its name from African tribes’ traditional crop harvest time, Kwanzaa was recognized in 1996 with a stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. Each of the seven days of Kwaanza recognizes an important principle: unity, self-determination, collective responsibility and work, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.
Above from Delaware Snapshot – Compiled by robin brown

Photo by Christopher Myers US Government

Kwanzaa was invented by Ronald McKinley Everett, today known as Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga.  He was born in Parsonsburg, Maryland in 1941.  He was the son of Rev. Levi Everett who died in 1970.

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