‘A Ceremony of Light’ Kwanzaa at Sumner Hall
CHESTERTOWN — The public is invited to Sumner Hall’s Kwanzaa celebration, an African-American holiday that honors family, community and culture.
“It will be a time of remembering our history and our ancestors, lighting of the Kwanzaa candles and a reading of the seven founding principles principles of Kwanzaa,” a news release states.
The event begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St. in Chestertown.
For more information, visit sumnerhall.org or call 443-2820023.
A presentation about the African-American folk artist, Harriet Powers, and a replica of her Bible Quilt will be featured. Drumming, music and homemade food also will be available.
“Join us for this special time as we call together family members, friends and neighbors to reinforce the bonds of our shared heritage,” the release states.
Program highlights include an explanation of Kwanzaa and ceremonial lighting of candles, a new Kwanzaa exhibit in the hall and traditional African food.
Created by Eastern Shore native, Dr. Maulana Karenga, in 1966, Kawanzaa is a way to reaffirm the value of African culture, the release states.
“We hope you will bring the whole family and enjoy this celebration of tradition and heritage. You do not need to bring a covered dish to participate,” the release states.