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About the Creator of Kwanzaa Dr Ron Maulana Karenga a scholar as well as an activist created Kwanzaa He is currently the professor and chair of the Department of Black Studies at California State University at Long Beach Hes the director of the Kawaida Institute of Pan-African Studies Los Angeles and national chairman of the organization US a cultural and social change organization Hes also the chair of the Presidents Task Force on multicultural Education and Campus Diversity at California State University Long Beach Dr Karenga is author of numerous scholarly articles and eight books His latest works are introduction to Black Studies 2nd Edition which is widely used in Intro Black Studies classes his re-translation and commentary on ancient Egyptian texts which is titled Selections From The Husia Sacred Wisdom of Ancient Egypt The African American Holiday of Kwanzaa A Celebration of Family Community and Culture and The Book of Coming Forth By Day The Ethics of the Declarations of Innocence He has also won many awards in community service and scholarship including The National Leadership Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievements in Black Studies The Citation for Scholarship and Leadership and Creation Dr Karenga recently received his second doctorate in Social Ethics at the University of Southern California Besides now currently teaching at the University of Long Beach he has taught at California State University at Los Angeles Dominguez Hills San Diego and the University at Riverside He has also lectured at major colleges across the world talking about the life and struggle of Africans He has lectured in Africa Peoples Republic of China Cuba Trinidad Britain and Canada About Kwanzaa -Kwanzaa an African-American holiday celebrates family community and culture -Kwanzaa is celebrated across the world Its celebrated in the US Africa the Caribbean South America Brazil Canada India Britain and numerous European countries
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