Evansville African American Museum Hosts Kwanzaa Celebration Kick-Off Today

The Soul Writer's Guild will host its 2016 Kwanzaa Kickoff Celebration, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Evansville African American Museum.

Several local organizations, including the B.O.S.S. Academy, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Tri-State Glitterettes, and the New Hope Mime Dancers will participate.

The Kwanzaa Program of Events will also include a Creative Writing Workshop for youth on Thursday, December 29th starting at 2 p.m., at the museum.

The Kwanzaa celebration is free to the public. Donations and Museum memberships are welcome.

The international Kwanzaa Celebration traditionally lasts seven days, starting on December 26, and is observed through the week, ending on January 1.

Many cities worldwide will celebrate the event with food, festivities, and fellowship.

Created in the 1960s by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa incorporates the harvest celebrations of numerous African countries.

The Evansville African American Museum is located at 579 Garvin Street, in Evansville.


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