Freedom Fest 2012 promises to be an exciting time in Richmond city with an eight day commemoration and celebration of freedom! The City of Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities’ Office of Cultural Arts Programs has collaborated with community organizations to bring history and culture to citizens, non-profits organizations and interest groups all [...]
Falling star, 1979 Collage by Romare Bearden Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
This February, a unique American master returns to the spotlight as Macy’s celebrates Black History Month with special events and exhibits dedicated to famed artist Romare Bearden. In conjunction with the Romare Bearden Foundation, Macy’s honors the rich [...]
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, will officially open the exhibition, “Shackles” on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Black History Museum. The exhibition is designed to give youth a voice and to create opportunities for dialogue about slavery and its [...]
1:00 p.m. The African Market Opens, filled with delicious foods plus books, unique handcrafted and imported items, art, home décor, natural body care, clothing and jewelry opens and will remain open throughout the event.
2:00 p.m. Drum Call & Processional, Kwanzaa Candle Lighting Ceremony, Affirmation of the Nguzo Saba, the Seven Principles, the Pouring of Ancestral [...]
Created by Dr. Maulana Karenga
The Kwanzaa holiday is observed from 26 December through 1 January, and its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa from which it takes its name. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili, a Pan-African language which is the [...]