Keeping Kwanzaa

29 Nov

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Unless I’m mistaken, the Class of 1960 was the first graduating class at Southeast High to have an African-American graduate. So as we head into December, I want to dedicate this post to him, wherever he may be.

When we were graduating, Kwanzaa did not exist. It was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor of African Studies at California State University-Long Beach. Dr. Karenga is author of the book, “Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture”. His intent was to focus on the African struggle to achieve social justice, to build unity, and to strengthen African heritage.

For those interested about the seven-day celebration begining December 29, go to the offcial website. To see how Kwanzaa is presented in Kentucky schools, read the article in Kentucky Magazine.
To all our fellow Southeast Alumni and present students, Heri za Kwanzaa! Do any of you have a Twitter account? If so, you can find me @e4unity.

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One Response to “Keeping Kwanzaa”

  1. Toddy2 November 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    Don’t forget the Southeast High School Alumni Association is hosting a holiday gathering at Southeast on Thursday, December 16, 2010, from 6:30-8:00 pm. Tours of the school, auditorium and museum space will be available, there will be a brief program and refreshments will be served.

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