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FMU to hold Kwanzaa celebration

FLORENCE – Francis Marion University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will hold a Kwanzaa celebration on Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Cauthen Educational Media Center auditorium on campus.

 The event will consist of singing, creative dancing, dramatic monologues and other activities. The program will feature the Imani Singers and the Kuumba Players, both made up of FMU students and community members. A reception will follow the program, which is free and open to the public.

 Kwanzaa is an African-American spiritual holiday that was initiated by Maulana Ron Karenga on Dec. 26, 1966. It is a spiritual, festive and joyous celebration of the oneness and goodness of life, which claims no ties with any religion.

Kwanzaa is centered around seven principles: Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith).

 For more information, contact A.D. Givens Little, FMU’s coordinator of multicultural student affairs, at 843-661-1188.

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Last Published: May 28, 2004 7:51 AM
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