Sunday, November 27th 2016 at 4pm-7pm...
At the Black United Front Center
7714 Prospect, Kansas City, MO
Our Celebration will feature African American Historical Presentations Music, and an abundant Potluck Feast: (We invite your Interactive participation for Family, Culture and Community by bringing Photographs and Memorials of your Ancestors For our Display, and a Vegan, Halal, or Levitical Covered dish. Please, NO Pork Products)
Umoja Karamu, meaning "unity feast" in Swahili, is an African American celebration begun in 1971 by Dr. Edward Sims, Jr., held on the fourth Sunday in November. Its purpose is to instill solidarity, Afrikan values, and appreciation of Afrikan heritage into Afrikan American families. Libations to honor ancestors, historical readings, music, and a potluck feast will mark this observance.
The celebration is based on five periods of African American life, each represented by a color and a symbolic food.