Kwanzaa celebration at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum


Join the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for the annual community Kwanzaa Celebration on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 1 p.m. Enjoy a showcase of contemporary African fashion, an African musical performance and Sankofa Dance Theater. View a candlelight Kwanzaa ceremony, partake in craft activities and storytelling by Maria Broom and Jali D. Attendees can also visit the African Marketplace for Afrocentric art and to purchase mementos. Special $5 admission available in person.

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is located at 830 East Pratt Street in Baltimore City. For more information about the Kwanzaa celebrations, visit:

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is Baltimore’s premier facility highlighting the history and accomplishments of African Americans with a special focus on Maryland’s African American community. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the East Coast’s largest African American museum.

For more information, call 443-263-1800 or visit:

Kwanzaa Schedule

12:30 to 5:30pm – African Market Place

1 to 5pm – Kwanzaa Crafts with Sallah Jenkins + Book Art Workshop with Martha Edgerton

1pm – African Drum Call

1:30 – Storytelling with Maria Broom

2:30 – African Fashion Show (Lenoche, Keepeekee and Sankofa Dance Theater)

3:30 – Talk by Dr. Jeffrey Menzise on Kwanzaa Principle Kujichagulia(“Self-Determination”) entitled “Ensuring Black Lives Matter: Self Determination and the Quest for Justice”

4:30 – Sankofa Dance Theater Performance + Kwanzaa Candlelighting Ceremony