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See & Do - Holiday: Kwanzaa Awareness Festival December 05 2007

Sat., Dec. 8

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Kwanzaa Awareness Festival 2007
In 1967, Ron Karenga, an influential figure in the Black Arts Movement and leader of the black nationalist Organization US who's now known as Maulana Karenga, created the African-American cultural holiday Kwanzaa. It's observed every year from Dec. 26-Jan. 1, but the DeKalb County Public Library has already begun the 2007 celebration with its KWANZAA AWARENESS FESTIVAL. The event features a variety of programs at different locations, including the Sat., DEC. 8, Jubilee of Reading at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library. Among the Jubilee's guests are Nathan McCall, an Emory University professor, former Washington Post reporter and author of Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America, and Tia McCollors, author of Essence best seller A Heart of Devotion. Free. Festival: Through Dec. 18. Jubilee of Reading: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 2681 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur. 404-286-6980. www.dekalblibrary.org/branches/wesl.htm.