— Baltimore- This year marks the 50th anniversary of Kwanzaa, founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, of Parsonsburg, Maryland. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum will hold a 50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa Celebration on Friday, December 30, 2016 from noon to 4 p.m. 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.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is located at 830 E. Pratt Street in Baltimore City. For the complete schedule of events for the 50th Anniversary Kwanzaa Celebrations at the Reginald Lewis, visit: www.lewismuseum.org.