Happy Kwanzaa!

By FPL_Sheri

Happy Kwanzaa! Habari gani? Umoja.

We hope that those who are celebrating Kwanzaa have a beautiful time with your loved ones.

Kwanzaa celebrations reinforce the best of African American culture and serve to give this community a sense of pride and connectedness. There are 7 days of focusing on key principles and shared meals with a variety of foods. The Seven Principles are unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. We hope you will use some of these digital resources to learn more about African American culture and history. Kwanzaa begins December 26th and ends January 1st.

Learn more about Kwanzaa

Official Kwanzaa Website, opens a new window

National Museum of African American History & Culture, opens a new window

The 1619 Project, opens a new window

African-American Poetry, opens a new window

Four Hundred Souls, opens a new window

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, opens a new window

Please click the TexShare Databases icon above to learn more about accessing TexShare Databases.

    1. When you have logged into TexShare Databases, search By Subject and then click on Genealogy and History.
    2. Choose one of the great databases for searching for your ancestors or famous people in HeritageQuest Online, ProQuest African American Heritage, or Fold3.

Teen Materials

March (2013), Book One, opens a new window

The March Against Fear, opens a new window

  • Type Kwanzaa in the search field and read articles about Kwanzaa.

Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith, opens a new window

The Port Chicago 50, opens a new window

Children's Materials

Black Boy Joy, opens a new window

A Girl Like Me, opens a new window

Kamala Harris, opens a new window

Rosa Parks, opens a new window

Together for Kwanzaa, opens a new window