111. A Kwanzaa Story: Maulana Karenga

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The Pan-Africanist philosopher Maulana Karenga defends the importance of cultural revolution and invents the holiday Kwanzaa.



Further Reading

The Quotable Karenga, ed. C. Halisi and J. Mtume (Los Angeles: 1967).

• M. Karenga, Introduction to Black Studies (Los Angeles: 1982).

• M. Karenga, Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture (Los Angeles: 1997).

• M. Karenga, Odu Ifa: The Ethical Teachings (Los Angeles: 1999).

• M. Karenga, Maat: The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt: a Study in Classical African Ethics (New York: 2004).


• M.K. Asante, Maulana Karenga: An Intellectual Portrait (Cambridge, UK: 2009). 

• S. Brown, Fighting for US: Maulana Karenga, the US Organization, and Black Cultural Nationalism (New York: 2003).

• K.A. Mayes, Kwanzaa: Black Power and the Making of the African-American Holiday Tradition (New York: 2009).


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