Kwanzaa Celebrations in Savannah


Happy Kwanzaa! Come celebrate Kwanzaa at the Mary Flournoy Center, 1001 West 39th Street. The celebration began on December 26, and will continue through January 1, 2012. This year’s celebration will feature Pamela Howard-Oglesby and Brenda L. Roberts, authors of Savannah’s Black First Ladies, Vol. 1., a best book award finalist.Also featured will be Carolyn Guilford, author of Health is a Choice. 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.

For more information, contact Mrs. Dorothy Cohen at (912) 692-0043.

On Saturday, Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. at Carnegie Library, Master Storyteller Lillian Grant-Baptiste will facilitate a Kwanzaa Celebration. Learn the meaning of the seven principles and symbols of Kwanzaa. Discover tips for establishing your own Kwanzaa celebration and community tradition. Learn also how to decorate your Kwanzaa table top, collect recipes and tell Kwanzaa stories.

The celebration will culminate with a community call and the lighting of the seven candles of Kwanzaa. This event promises to be engaging, informative and entertaining. For all ages.

For more information on the Kwanzaa Program and a11 events contact: Carnegie Library 231-9921.

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