The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s annual Kwanzaa celebration will look somewhat different this year than in years past. This year, the museum will host a one-night celebration and marketplace for Kwanzaa at The Wright, as opposed to events each of the seven nights of Kwanzaa, from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 29

In collaboration with MUREC and Nanou Djiapo, the Kwanzaa celebration’s focus is on honoring the principle of Ujamaa, or cooperative economics, and will also include a vendor marketplace focusing on youth leadership and entrepreneurship. 

One Detroit Arts & Culture guest host John Sloan III, who’s filling in for host Satori Shakoor, talks with Yolanda Jack, Manager of Community Engagement at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, about what’s on tap for the museum’s Kwanzaa at the Wright celebration and marketplace. 

Jack also shares more about the story of Kwanzaa, which was founded in 1966, and the seven principles it celebrates, as well as the thought-provoking exhibitions coming to the museum in 2023.

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