ERIC Number: ED382203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct-24
Reference Count: N/A
Kwanzaa 1969-1989: A Selected Bibliography.
Zulu, Itibari M.
Kwanzaa is a non-heroic and non-religious holiday created in Los Angeles, California in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga. The holiday has grown from a cultural idea and expression by a dedicated few to a national and international celebration by an estimated 12 million people. Although Kwanzaa has been in existence for over 20 years, many either don't know of its existence or have only recently learned of it, the chief reason seeming to be that since its genesis was via community-based organizations, general information about the holiday remained within these organizations until they began publishing and distributing printed information in the 1970s. After this period, the national press and electronics media began reporting on this holiday. This longitudinal bibliography on Kwanzaa consists of 145 selected entries arranged in eight topical sections: (1) audiovisual; (2) books; (3) children's newspapers; (4) children's literature; (5) newsletters; (6) newspapers; (7) magazines; and (8) unpublished works at the Library of Congress. It is designed to provide a bibliographic introduction to Kwanzaa, illustrate its first 20 year bibliographic history, and spark interest in the idea of developing a Kwanzaa bibliographic network/database interest group to explore this African American holiday. (MAS)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Afro-American Studies Center.
Identifiers: African Americans; Historical Background; Kwanzaa