Keith Mayes discusses his new book "Kwanzaa: Black Power and the Making of the African American Holiday Tradition"

11/17/2009 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Local author and University of Minnesota professor, Keith Mayes, will discuss his book, Kwanzaa: Black Power and the Making of the African American Holiday Tradition, on Tuesday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis.

Mayes explores the political beginning and later expansion of Kwanzaa, from its start as a Black Power holiday to its current place as one of the mainstream black holiday traditions. Learn about the individuals that pushed to make this annual celebration a reality and its role in cultural pride in the African-American community. See how the black freedom struggle was moved to the American calendar.

Mayes will sign copies of his book following the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to order a signed copy visit www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html.

University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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