Slight Antedating of "Kwanzaa"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Oct 4 19:41:28 UTC 2012

Slightly earlier:

1970 _Bay State Banner_ 3 Dec. 3 (ProQuest)  The "Buy Black" for Christmas and Kwanza holiday movements will be explored as well as the proposed criteria for the establishment of a Black Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

Fred Shapiro

From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of ADSGarson O'Toole [adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 3:43 AM
Subject: OED Appeal: Kwanzaa, Kwanza

The OED appeal requests: "Kwanzaa earlier than 1971."

I located the variant spelling "Kwanza" a little earlier. Not much.
Maybe this will help other searchers.

Cite: 1970 December 19, Boston Globe, [Television/Radio listings],
Page 34, Boston, Massachusetts. (ProQuest)

[Begin excerpt]
CELEBRATION OF "KWANZA," a traditional African holiday celebrating the
harvesting of the "first-fruits" or crops of the season. Sisters
Fulani and Kadijab explain Kwanza. Jim Spruill, lecturer, Emerson
College, tells African folk tales. 7:30 (7)
[End excerpt]

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