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WPBS-TV Celebrates Kwanzaa with Special Programming December 26, 2023

WATERTOWN, NY (December 19, 2023) – For the African American community, Kwanzaa is not just any “Black holiday.” It is a recognition that knowledge of Black history is worthwhile and important. WPBS-TV kicks off the week-long celebration on December 26 with two special programs: Cultural Expressions: Kwanzaa (9:00 pm) and Karamu: Feast for the 7th Day (10:00 pm).

DECEMBER 26, 2023

Cultural Expressions: Kwanzaa (9:00 pm)

A one-hour documentary exploring the seven principles that are the foundation of Kwanzaa by sharing seven real-life stories of impact. These stories reveal how each principle plays a role in the Black community, enhanced by cultural elements of dance, storytelling, music, and spoken word.

Karamu: Feast for the 7th Day (10:00 pm)

A half-hour program – hosted by lifestyle expert Sira Williams, exploring the history, principles, and symbols of Kwanzaa while celebrating the culinary traditions of West Africa. Featuring dishes from Mali, Ghana, and Nigeria, the program focuses on food and culture, and their integral relationship to building community.


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