Kwanzaa Explained and How Black Folks Can Celebrate It

Beyond the Scenes from The Daily Show

13-12-2022 • 42 mins

In 1966, Kwanzaa emerged as a holiday to strengthen Black folks’ connection with their African roots. Although many celebrated in the 70s and 80s, Kwanzaa has seen a decline in popularity with only 4% of Black Americans observinging it today. Host Roy Wood Jr. sits with culinary historian and author, Dr. Jessica B. Harris, and segment director, Chinisha Scott, to help define Kwanzaa and provide modern ways to celebrate with friends and family.

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