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Africanish: Kwanzaa and the Creation of Pan-African Identities in America

Event Date:

December 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm


Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center
1101 River Cove St
Tampa, FL 33604


Norma Robinson

Program Description:

Prof. Hobbs (History and African American Studies, Valdosta State University), discusses the importance of Kwanzaa as a method of unifying, healing, and educating across the cultural and spacial divides within the African diaspora. Since its founding in 1966, the Kwanzaa holiday has been widely embraced across the U.S., and serves as an opportunity to explore and define the relationship of Blacks in America to the cultures and peoples of the African continent.Complements our exhibit, “Florida Holiday Traditions.”



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