Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration of community, family, African American culture, and African heritage.
Held between December 26 and January 1 each year, each day is dedicated to by a core principle that emphasizes shared values:
- Umoja (Unity)
- Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
- Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
- Ujamaa (Cooperative economics)
- Nia (Purpose)
- Kuumba (Creativity)
- Imani (Faith)
In this video, Javonda Adams signs the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa and shares what each of these principles mean.
Take a look at ASDC’s ASL Resources for Kwanzaa to learn more about this wonderful celebration!
Signed by Javonda Adams
Produced by Kwanzaa Charlotte