Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga is an American professor of Africana studies. He is best known as the creator of the pan-African and the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa. He was active in the Black Power movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
About Maulana Karenga in brief
Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga is an American professor of Africana studies. He is best known as the creator of the pan-African and the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa. He was active in the Black Power movement of the 1960s and 1970s. He co-founded with Hakim Jamal the black nationalist group US Organization which became involved in violent clashes with the Black Panther Party in 1969. In 1971, he was convicted of felony assault and false imprisonment. He denied involvement and claimed the prosecution was political in nature. He has been awarded two doctorates, one in Political Science in 1976 and one in Social Ethics in 1994. He chairs the Africana Studies Department at California State University, Long Beach and is the author of several books. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. The couple have a son, a daughter and a son-in-law who live in New York City and Washington, D.C. They have three grandchildren and one great-grandchild who lives in Washington, DC.
They also have a great-great-grandson who is in the U.S. Air Force and serves as an ambassador for the United States Air Force Reserve. He also has a son and a daughter who are both active members of the NAACP and the National Council of La Raza. He lives in California with his family and has a wife and three children who are also active in civil rights and civil rights causes. He works as a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles and is also the president of the African American Studies Association of California (AAAC). He is the father of one of the first African-Americans to receive a doctorate in political science from the university. His son, Everett, is a professor of African studies at L.A. State University and is a well-known author and speaker on African culture and culture. He wrote a book on the history of African American culture called “The African Diaspora in America”