With Ujomo (unity) and Kujichagulia (self determination) noted during the first two days of Kwanzaa, the seven-day observance rolled on to Ujima (collective work and responsibility) with observances on Friday.
The celebration of Ujima included a Mid-South Kwanzaa Inc. evening observance at Exum Towers, 3155 Sharpe. Reuben and Lula Barnes were the sponsors.
TSD photojournalist Tyrone P. Easley supplied these images:
The calendar for the remaining Mid-South Kwanzaa observances:
DAY 4: Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) Sat., Dec. 29
7 p.m. – Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church, 3890 Millbranch Rd. Sponsored by the Rev. Dr. Earle J. Fisher and Ekpe Abioto.
DAY 5: Nia (Purpose) Sunday, Dec. 30
7 p.m. – Lester Community Center, 317 Tillman. Sponsored by Osupa Williams, Frances Barnes and Tillman-Binghampton CDC.
DAY 6: Kuumba (Creativity) Monday, Dec. 31
7 p.m. – Java Complex, 1423 Elvis Presley Blvd. Sponsored by Johari Brittenum.
DAY 7: Imani (Faith) Tues., Jan. 1, 2019
3 p.m. – New Chicago Performing Arts Center, 1036 Firestone Ave. Sponsored by Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc.
(For more information, contact Osupa Moon at 901-237-1705; email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- Hosted byArtSpace Residents & Friends, the inaugural Kwanzaa on the River Remix is set for Dec. 30 at 1:30 p.m. at Beale St. Landing. For more information: https://bit.ly/2SmpmIx
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