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Celebrating Kwanzaa - 1974

In this clip Brother Imara, a woman, and several children go over the meaning of different aspects of Kwanzaa. The program focused on the meaning and celebration of Kwanzaa. Through interviews conducted by children discovering the meaning of Kwanzaa and an in-studio ceremony, Say Brother examined, with the help of Brother Imara, Kwanzaa's ceremonial elements (straw mat, candle holder, candles), the seven principles celebrated during Kwanzaa (unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith), the "first fruits," the difference between Kwanzaa and Christmas, and the meaning of the unity cup and the ears of corn placed on the ceremonial table.