Kwanzaa Archives

Hoan Bridge lights up for Kwanzaa

January 6, 2022

LIGHT THE HOAN! The Hoan Bridge came to life as our community celebrated Kwanzaa on its First Day, Sunday, December 26, 2021, at 642 East Erie Street. The first principle of Kwanzaa honors “UMOJA,” which means to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. The Lighting of the Hoan Bridge… [Read More]

HOAN Celebrates Kwanzaa

December 23, 2021

LIGHT THE HOAN! See the Hoan Bridge come to life as our community celebrates Kwanzaa on its First Day: Sunday, December 26th at 4:00 P.M., 642 East Erie Street. honoring the first principle of Kwanzaa, “UMOJA” which means to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race! The Lighting of the… [Read More]

New Kwanzaa stamp now available at the U.S. Postal Service

October 15, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service continues to celebrate Kwanzaa, which honors the values and beliefs around African American heritage, by dedicating a new Kwanzaa stamp on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. News of this Forever stamp is being shared with hashtag #KwanzaaStamps. ‚ÄúThis new Kwanzaa stamp captures the essence of the African American cultural celebration. The stamp… [Read More]

Milwaukee’s African American institutions celebrate Kwanzaa

January 9, 2020

On Thursday, December 26, 2019 the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 West Center St., presented the 2019 opening ceremony of Kwanzaa, an annual celebration of African American culture held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast of faith, called Karamu Ya Imani. It celebrates the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or… [Read More]

Celebrate Kwanzaa at the WAAW Center on January 1st

December 26, 2019