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Banneker-Douglass Museum Hosts Kwanzaa Celebration

20th Anniversary Program Highlighted by Special Guest, Kwanzaa Expert, Culture Queen

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM) celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its signature Kwanzaa Celebration Saturday afternoon in Annapolis, Md. The event included interactive music, storytelling, Black History-themed games, candle lighting ceremony and workshops led by Kwanzaa expert, Culture Queen.

“We are proud to host the 20th year of celebrating Kwanzaa with this signature program,” said Chanel Compton, Executive Director of BDM. “This annual celebration offers Marylanders an opportunity to learn the seven principles of Kwanzaa, establish traditions among their families, and create life-long memories – all in the beautiful setting of Mt. Moriah AME Church in historic Annapolis.”

The annual Kwanzaa Celebration continues BDMs theme of youth-centered and education-focused programming. Attendees participated in hands-on workshops led by award-winning author, entertainer and educator, Culture Queen. Participants learned about the seven principles of Kwanzaa – unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

“At BDM our programs aim to promote Black History and culture, education, and family. Those themes were definitely on full display during this year’s annual Kwanzaa celebration,” said Sabriyah Hassan, Programs Director of BDM “This festive celebration provided visitors a fun environment to learn about a holiday deeply rooted in African American practices and traditions.”

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Culture Queen Performing during the 2019 Banneker-Douglass Museum Kwanzaa Celebration.

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