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Kwanzaa 614, Ohio History Connection

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December 31, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 8:00 pm

Ohio History Connection and TAWI Family Village will present two evenings of Kwanzaa 614 at the Ohio History Center from 4 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 26 and 31. Admission is free, and the events will feature African drumming, music, dance, storytelling and hands-on art activities. Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration that honors community, family and heritage of African American culture and traditions. Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili word that means first harvest and is based on Nguzo Saba, the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa, which will be the themes of community-based events.

The events at the Ohio History Center will be part of multiple Kwanzaa 614 community events; all events have free admission:


– Monday, Dec. 26 – 4 to 6 p.m. The first day of Kwanzaa will be honored at the Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., in partnership with TAWI Family Village. Umoja (unity) is the principle being observed.
– Tuesday, Dec. 27 – 2 to 4 p.m. Urban Strings will host a tea at Martin Luther King Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Kujichagulia (self-determination) is the principle.
– Wednesday, Dec. 28 – 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Broad Street Presbyterian Church and the James Preston Poindexter Foundation will host. Ujima (collective work, responsibility) is the principle.
– Thursday, Dec. 29 – 4 to 8 p.m. King Arts Complex and the Lincoln Theatre will host at the King Arts Complex. Ujamaa (cooperative economics) is the principle.
– Friday, Dec. 30 – Families are encouraged to gather at home. Nia (purpose) is the principle.
– Saturday, Dec. 31 – 4 to 8 p.m. The Ohio History Center will host in partnership with TAWI Family Village. Kuumba (creativity) is the principle.
– Sunday, Jan. 1 – Families are encouraged to gather at home. Imani (faith) is the principle.

800 E. 17th Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43211 United States
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