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Sun, 12.28.2008

The third day of Kwanzaa

The Adinkra

This date is the third day of Kwanzaa: The day focuses on Ujima, or collective work and responsibility in Swahili.

The third principle of the Nguzo Saba is a commitment to active and informed togetherness on a subject of common interest. It also recognizes the need for collective work and struggle without which progress is impossible and liberation unthinkable.

Akoma ntoaso-the Adinkra (picture) is a symbol of shared effort and obligation. Ujima focuses on African freedom as indivisible, active cooperation, and the challenge of culture and history.

Reference:
Kwanzaa

Kawanzaa a celebration of family, community and culture
by Maulana Karenga,
University of Sankore Press, Los Angeles
Copyright 1998, by Malulana Karenga
ISBN 0-943412-21-8

Reference:

Kwanzaa.org

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