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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 Event

2016 Kwanzaa Celebration

  November 30
  Performances by Section 8, MarvelOUs Dancers,
  Anointed Minitries, and more

  Baker Ballroom A, 7-9 pm


2015 Event

Kwanzaa  December 1
  Performances by Section 8, MarvelOUs,
  Anointed Praise, Kaleidoscope, and more
  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 akua  November 4 
  Chike Akua
  Baker University Theater
  7:30 pm


2009 Event

 karenga_s November 4 
  Maulana Karenga
  Baker University Theater
  7:30 pm
Kwanzaa  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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