History of Kwanzaa

History of Kwanzaa

The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 327 , Segment 1

Episode: History of Kwanzaa, How to Help an Angry Child, End of Year Tipping, Holiday Self-Care, Podcast Recommendations, Weekend Review

  • Dec 20, 2019 3:00 pm
  • 17:10 mins

Between gift shopping and food prep and planning for the month, it can be easy to lose track of why we’re even celebrating during the holiday season. One of the greatest things about the holidays we celebrate is that it helps us to remember the most important things in our lives: our family, our faith, even our heritage. Today, we’re talking about a holiday that has quite an incredible story: Kwanzaa. Founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is a 7 day African American festival that celebrates culture, family and community from December 26 to January 1. Joining us is Jessica “Culture Queen” Hebron, an award-winning author and speaker, to give us the history of Kwanzaa and how it’s relevant to us.