"Kwanzaa: Black Power and the Making of the African American Holiday
Local author and University of Minnesota professor, Keith Mayes, will
discuss his book, Kwanzaa: Black Power and the Making of the African
American Holiday Tradition, on Tuesday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m. at
the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union, 300
Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis.
Mayes explores the political beginning and later expansion of
Kwanzaa, from its start as a Black Power holiday to its current place
as one of the mainstream black holiday traditions. Learn about the
individuals that pushed to make this annual celebration a reality and
its role in cultural pride in the African-American community. See how
the black freedom struggle was moved to the American calendar.
Mayes will sign copies of his book following the discussion. This
event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to
order a signed copy visit www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html.