Maulana Karenga

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Birthday
14, 1941
Birthplace
Parsonburg, MD
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
14, 1941 (age 78)
Birthplace
Parsonburg, MD

About

Originated the African-American celebration of Kwanzaa. He was influential in the 1960s and 1970s Black Power movement.

Before Fame

He attended both Los Angeles City College and UCLA, graduating with a degree in political science with an emphasis in African Studies.

Trivia

He co-founded US with Hakim Jamal, the black nationalism and social change organization.

Family Life

He married Tiamoyo Karenga in 1970.

Associated With

He participated in the documentary The Black Candle, which Maya Angelou narrated.