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Pre-KWANZAA Celebration


Kwanzaa, an African American holiday based on the first fruit celebrations of Africa, was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture: Unity, Self-determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith. The holiday is officially celebrated December 26 to January 1. Due to the OU calendar, it is celebrated early while students are still on campus. Kwanzaa is a collaborative cultural presentation of the Office of Multicultural Programs (MCP), the Multicultural Center (MCC) and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB).


2016 Kwanzaa Celebration2016 Event

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Baker Ballroom A, 7-9 pm
Performances by Section 8, MarvelOUs Dancers , Anointed Minitries and more



2015 Event

KwanzaaDecember 1
Performances by Section 8 , MarvelOUs , Anointed Praise, Kaleidoscope
Baker Ballroom A
7-9 pm

2014 Event

Madafo December 3
Baker University Center Ballroom A
7:00 p.m.



2013 Event

Donna Washington December 4
Donna Washington
Baker University Center Ballroom
7:00 p.m.



2012 Event

NovGeylah Jones pictureember 28
Ge'ylah Jones
Baker University Theater


2011 Event

NovKeith Mayesember 2
Keith Mayes
Baker University Theater
7:00 pm

2010 Event

chike akuaNovember 4 
Chike Akua
Baker University Theater
7:30 pm


2009 Event

 karenga_sNovember 4 
 Maulana Karenga
 Baker University Theater
 7:30 pm
Kwanzaa candles November 17

BSCPB "K is for Kwanzaa"
Baker University Theater Lounge and MCC Center
10 am - 1 pm



2008 Event

NovemberMk Asante 2
Mk Asante
Baker University Center Ballroom
7:30 pm


2007 Event

NoSynthia Saint Jamesvember 4

Synthia Saint James
Baker University Center Ballroom







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