The Second Day of Kwanzaa: Kujichagulia
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Greeting: Habari gani!
Response: Kujichagulia (KOO-GEE-CHA-GOO-LEE-AH)!
Today is the second day of Kwanzaa. The principle we celebrate is Kujichagulia which means Self-Determination. To define ourselves, to name ourselves, speak for ourselves and create for ourselves.
Kujichagulia is a commitment to building our lives in our own images and interests. If we, as a people, are to achieve our goals we must take the responsibility for that achievement. Self-determination is the essence of freedom. This day calls for a reaffirmation of our commitment to work together for Black people everywhere, particularly here in America, to build more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
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