Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF KWANZAA @ THE REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM

REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM
of Maryland African American History & Culture
YEAR OF THE BLACK MAN

50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa Celebration
Culminates Holiday Programs at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Kwanzaa Founded by Maryland Native Dr. Maulana Karenga of Wicomico County, MD

WHEN: Friday, December 30, 12pm-4pm
WHERE: Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture · 830 East Pratt St · Baltimore

Celebrate the holiday’s 50th anniversary and the Kwanzaa principle Nia ("Purpose"). Enjoy live performances, crafts, and more. Learn more

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Kwanzaa, founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, of Parsonsburg, MD. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum holds a 50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa Celebration on Friday, December 30, 12pm-4pm to commemorate the occasion. It culminates the museum's holiday programs celebrating Nia ("Purpose").

"Kwanzaa was founded to reinforce African Americans' common bond to each other and to celebrate African heritage and culture. Fifty years later, the holiday still provides an important focal point for African Americans to celebrate family, community, culture, and traditional values," said Roni Jolley, Director of Education.

Holiday Bazaar
WHEN: November 26 - December 10
WHERE: Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture · 830 East Pratt St · Baltimore

Featuring African-centric gifts and handmade items by African American artisans and artists. Learn more.

About the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture highlights the history and accomplishments of African Americans, with a special focus on Maryland. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum engages visitors through its permanent and special exhibitions, resource center, as well as programs such as its film series, live music performances, and family programming. For more information on the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, call 443-263-1800 or visit www.lewismuseum.org.