Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center
Hosted by the LSU Office of Diversity, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the African American Cultural Center
Kwanzaa is Swahili for “first fruits.” It signifies the first fruits of the harvest and is celebrated December 26 through January 1. The African American Cultural Center sponsors a Pre-Kwanzaa ceremony every year to celebrate the traditional African values of family, community, responsibility, commerce, and self-improvement. Members of the LSU and Greater Baton Rouge community are welcomed and encouraged to dress in traditional African garments and participate in the many aspects of Kwanzaa, including music, dance, food, and storytelling.