Sonoma County nonprofit to host 3rd annual Kwanzaa in Santa Rosa

29 December 2022

As a child in the 1960s and ‘70s during the Black Power and Black Arts movements, Sabryyah Abdullah learned to take pride in her African roots with help from the momentum of the time and her family while living in a predominantly white Bay Area.

In the 1990s, when Maulana Karenga founded Kwanzaa as a celebration of African American culture and heritage, Abdullah said she was overjoyed. It was a chance for people to connect with African culture and to remember their ancestors who came to America on ships as slaves, struggled, fought for their rights and brought invention and innovations, she said.

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