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Clemson Area African American Museum Kwanzaa Celebration

Updated: Dec 22, 2021

There will be webinars on Day 2, 3, and 4 of the Kwanzaa Celebration week and you can register by clicking on the red webinar link for each day. Also, the registration links for the in person workshops on the 29th and 30th are below.


Webinar Registration for Day 2 Click Here

DAY 2 - Monday, December 27 Kujichagulia & Ujima

(Self-Determination and Collective Work & Responsibility)

  1. Meet & Greet the Newcomers - Come hear about the vision and projects of those newly elected and appointed officials from the City of Clemson.

  2. "Post" Covid-19 Check-In - Nawkea Martin-Jones, Registered Nurse/Nurse Educator and Rev. Dr. Ankoma Anderson from the Welfare Baptist Church will lead a discussion on health and other areas that have impacted the African American community during Covid-19.

  3. Helping Each Other: 2021 Year In Review - looking at the good, the bad and the promising and providing suggestions and solutions for moving forward.

Kwanzaa Principles Kujichagulia & Ujima with the lighting of the Kinara.


Webinar Registration for Day 3 Click Here

DAY 3 - Tuesday, December 28 Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)

This program is about Supporting Black Businesses in the Upstate and is funded by a grant from the AT&T Foundation.

The Cooperative Economics program will provide a vehicle for learning, exchanging ideas and networking with like minded individuals through panel discussions and workshops on entrepreneurship and sharpening skills for obtaining employment "post" covid-19.

Discussion #1- Hear from newly minted and seasoned entrepreneurs who will discuss their challenges and successes in opening and maintaining a business during a pandemic.

  • Dr. Ivy Henderson Ellerby opened her first retail store, Elements by Eastern Design, in Seneca, SC in March 2021 as the first black retailer to open a store on Ram Cat Alley in over 100 years.

  • Dr. Nekita Sullivan opened her business on February 14, 2020 Valentine's day as a multiethnic salon, Butterfly Eco Beauty Bar, which closed 3 weeks later in March 2020. She reopened in January 2021 as the Yoga Therapy Bar, a yoga physical therapy studio in downtown Clemson, SC.

  • Kyron McMaster, co-owner of Caribbean Hut Restaurant in Clemson, has been in business since January 15, 2021. Caribbean Hut was recently featured on Let's Eat at Caribbean Hut in Clemson - WSPA

Discussion #2-Serita Ackers, Director of Peer & Wise will discuss STEM opportunities for students and empowering future leaders.

Workshop- Leveling Up Skills

Kwanzaa Principle Ujamaa with the lighting of the Kinara. --------------------------------------------------------------------

Webinar Registration for Day 4 Click Here

DAY 4 - Wednesday, December 29 Kuumba (Creativity)

  • Children's Art Workshop - Registration Required, see link below

  • Mirrored Hues: Gallery Talk by Ashley Mintz

  • Dr. Rhondda Thomas: Call My Name, Creative Collaboration for Documenting Black Clemson History

Kwanzaa Principle Kuumba with the lighting of the Kinara.C



Children's Workshop - December 29, 3:00pm

Ashley Mintz: Acrylic Pour Paint Class - December 30, 3:00pm Dr. Coffee:

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