S2E28: Celebrating and elevating the principles of Kwanzaa in education (ft. Dr. Maulana Karenga)

Dec 23, 2022 12:47:18 PM


Creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga comes on the show to discuss the meaning of Kwanzaa and how we can celebrate and elevate its principles in education.

Episode Notes:

(1:00- 6:48) Who is Dr. Maulana Karenga past and present? 

(6:52-8:11) What is pan-Africanism? 

(8:11-18:00) What inspired Dr. Karenga to be an educator 

(18:24 - 25:40) Using education for collective liberation/freedom and following the ancestors 

(25:45 - 39:40) What is Kwanzaa? And why did Dr. Karenga create it? 

 (39:40- 42:50) When the haters say Kwanzaa is a “made-up holiday” 

(42:50 - 50:40) What does Kwanzaa mean to the African diaspora

(50:40- 59:44) How can educators incorporate principles of Kwanzaa in school curriculum and activities 

(59:44-1:03:00) Dr. Karenga thanks Black teachers 


Show Contributors:
Shayna Terrell 
Dr. Maulana Karenga

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