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The mission of Kenté Cultural Center is to promote the contributions and importance of African-American culture and history to society as a whole. Our strategy is to provide programs and activities for people of all ages, with a special emphasis for young people ages 8-15 years old.

Using culture and the arts as a tool, Kenté strives to illustrate how perseverance and imagination can help unlock the doors of oppression and hopelessness. We aim to create a place where young people are encouraged to define themselves on their own terms, utilizing the arts as a means of self-expression. Kenté Cultural Center's intent is to build a strong allegiance to our community by establishing a haven where young minds can grow and be nourished toward a positive expression of self.

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Kenté Cultural Center : Moments In Black History

December 26: Kwanzaa, Day 1

Umoja (Unity) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

December 27: Kwanzaa, Day 2

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

December 28: Kwanzaa, Day 3

Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.

December 29: Kwanzaa, Day 4

Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

December 30: Kwanzaa, Day 5

Nia (Purpose) To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

December 31: Kwanzaa, Day 6

Kuumba (Creativity) To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful than we inherited it. 

January 1: Kwanzaa, Day 7

Imani (Faith) To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

Kenté Cultural Center : Upcoming Kenté Events

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Kwanzaa Celebration

Kenté Cultural Center : An African-American Cultural Center Shaping Minds and Nurturing Self-Esteem Through Culture, History and the Arts in New London, CT (Connecticut)

Kenté Cultural Center
219 Bank Street
New London CT 06320

860.444.1955