For the second consecutive year, the History and Archives Committee of Eta Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity sponsored a Kwanzaa Celebration at Atlanta’s the Wolf Creek Branch Library. The 2016 event took place on December 30th from 2:30pm until 4:30pm. Kwanzaa, an annual week-long festival celebrating the cultural heritage of African Americans, stresses a different principal or value each day. The observance begins on December 26th and ends on January 1st.
Our 2016 celebration was held on Day Five, NIA (Swahili for Purpose), with this stated goal: “To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness”.
About 60 people attended. The grandchildren of Brother Archie and Quette Julie Course kicked off the celebration by lighting the black candle. In addition to the traditional Kwanzaa rituals, guests were treated to poetry, African drum and dance performances, and excerpts of the film: “The Black Candle”. The program was put together by Brother Webster Wallace. Brother Langston Longley gave the Keynote Speech.