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Dr. Maulana Karenga, 1966

Celebrating Kwanzaa

Dr. Maulana Karenga, 1966

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Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, created Kwanzaa in 1966. Karenga wanted to initiate a nonpolitical and nonreligious celebration of African values.

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