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

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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