Albion College Welcomes All to Kwanzaa

Albion College celebrates Kwanzaa with Black Student Alliance (BSA), Sunday, November 18, at 3 p.m. in the Kellogg Center. African and American cuisine and entertainment will be featured along with a Kwanzaa ceremony.

Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of cultural reaffirmation, established nearly 50 years ago. Kwanzaa, which means "first fruits of the harvest" in Swahili, is a spiritual, festive and joyous celebration of the oneness and goodness of life, which claims no ties to any religion. It’s celebrated for seven days, and has seven guiding principles, Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics) , Nia (purpose(, Kuumba (creativity), and last but not least Imani (faith).

The tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the door. For more or to reserve tickets, contact BSA member Darrian Hollonquest at or the Office of Intercultural Affairs, 517/629-0492.