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Author Gay, Kathlyn.
Title African-American holidays, festivals, and celebrations : the history, customs, and symbols associated with both traditional and contemporary religious and secular events observed by Americans of African descent / by Kathlyn Gay ; foreword by Jean Currie Church ; introduction by Jessie Carney Smith.
Imprint Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c2007.


 Reference  GT4803.A2 G39 2007    LIB USE ONLY
Description xx, 569 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-505) and index.
Subject Holidays -- United States.
Festivals -- United States.
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
United States -- Social life and customs.
Contents African -- American Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations -- AFRAM Festival -- African American Day Parade -- African-American Heritage Festival -- African-American/Black History Month -- African American Women in Cinema Film Festival -- African/Caribbean International Festival of Life -- African Film Festival -- African Methodist August Quarterly -- African Street Festival -- African World Festival in Detroit, Michigan -- African World Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- American Black Film Festival -- Battle of Olustee Reenactment -- Bessie Smith Strut -- Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo -- Black August Benefit Concert -- Black Cowboy Parade -- Black Music Month -- Black Poetry Day -- Black Pride Festival -- Bridge Crossing Jubilee -- Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic -- Buffalo Soldiers Commemorations -- Charlie Parker Jazz Festival -- Chicago Gospel Music Festival -- Church Homecomings -- Church Revivals -- Corn-Shucking Festival -- Crispus Attucks Day -- DanceAfrica -- DC Caribbean Carnival -- Denver Black Arts Festival -- Denver Pan African Film Festival -- Down Home Family Reunion -- DuSable Museum Arts & Crafts Festival -- Emancipation Day -- Emancipation Day in Hutchinson, Kansas -- Emancipation Day in Washington, DC -- Festival Sundiata -- Fillmore Jazz Festival -- Football Classics -- Founderʼs Day/Richard Allenʼs Birthday -- Frederick Douglass Day -- George Washington Carver Day -- Georgia Sea Island Festival -- Ghanafest -- Goombay! -- Greek Organizationsʼ Conventions -- Haile Selassieʼs Birthday -- Haitian Flag Day -- Harambee Festival -- Harlem Week -- Harriet Tubman Day -- Hollywood Black Film Festival.
-- Homowo Festival -- Honoring Santería Orishas -- Idlewild Jazz Festival -- Ifa Festival and Yoruba National Convention -- Indiana Black Expoʼs Summer Celebration -- Jackie Robinson Day -- Jerry Rescue Day -- JʼOuvert Celebration and West Indian-American Day Carnival -- Jubilee Festival of Heritage -- Juneteenth -- Junkanoo -- Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival -- Kuumba Festival -- Kwanzaa -- Maafa Commemoration -- Malcolm Xʼs Birthday -- Marcus Garveyʼs Birthday -- Mardi Gras in African-American Traditions -- Martin Luther King Jrʼs Birthday -- Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival -- Millions More March -- Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival -- MOJA Arts Festival -- NAACP Image Awards -- National Baptist Convention, USA, Annual Session -- National Black Arts Festival -- National Black Family Reunion Celebration -- National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference -- National Black Theatre Festival -- National Freedom Day -- Native Islander Gullah Celebration -- Negro Election Days and Coronation Festivals -- Nicodemus Emancipation and Homecoming Celebration -- Odunde Festival -- Olokun Festival -- Pan African Bookfest and Cultural Conference -- Pan African Festival of Georgia -- Pan African Film & Arts Festival -- Paul Robesonʼs Birthday -- Penn Center Heritage Days -- Pinkster -- Rondo Days Celebration -- Rosa Parks Day -- Satchmo SummerFest -- Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival -- Slavesʼ Christmas -- Sugar Grove Underground Railroad Convention -- Tuskegee Airmen Convention -- Umoja Karamu -- Watch Night -- Watts Summer Festival -- W C Handy Music Festival.
-- West Indies Emancipation Day -- Womenʼs Day Celebrations -- Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities -- Appendix 1: Chronology -- Appendix 2 : Calendar of Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations -- Appendix 3: Geographical List of Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations -- Organizations: Contact Information and Web Sites.
Summary "Provides information about the history and celebration of more than 100 holidays, festivals, and other events observed by Americans of African descent. Features include narrative overviews, chronology of historical events related to holidays and festivals, calendar and geographical listings of observances, bibliography, and contact information and web sites"--Provided by publisher.