This year’s Hayti Legacy Kwanzaa theme is Leadership through Service in remembrance of Baba Chuck Davis’ monumental legacy as a global chief who out-gave with his time, his talent, and his treasure. Baba “adopted” numerous children around the world, and made it his calling to always lift them up.



“He who wants to be king!”

This adinkra symbol represents service and leadership and is taken from the expression, “Nea ope se obedi hene daakye no, firi ase sue som ansa,” meaning “He who wants to be king in the future must first learn to serve.”

Hayti Legacy Kwanzaa

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 1- 9PM

Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Rd. Durham, NC 27701

Suggested Donation: $3 adults, $1 Children/Seniors. No one will be turned away.

Opportunities for Vendors and Volunteers still available.

Sponsored by Shabutaso Inc.* and St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation Hayti Heritage Center

The day-long celebration features a documentary film showing, The Children’s Village with interactive activities for families, and evening performances. Everyone is invited to partake in African Diasporic music, history and culture workshops provided by BUMP: the Triangle; chess with Coach Eric Zeigler; and a sampling of martial arts, dance and drum classes taught by local arts instructors. There will be a special music tribute to Baba Chuck by Alex Weiss & Different Drum. This year will mark the first Youth Kwanzaa Essay Contest with performance opportunities and cash and other prizes.  Food, artwork, clothing, books and crafts are plentiful at the African-inspired Marketplace.

The doors open at 1:00pm with the film showing. At 2:00pm the Marketplace opens for the entire day followed by a one-hour Diaspora Arts Sampler at 2:30pm. The Children’s Village runs from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. The Candle Lighting Ceremony and performances begin at 7:00 p.m.

Click HERE for Kwanzaa Across the Triangle 2017 Calendar of Events

*Shabutaso Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) connecting and reconnecting to traditional African culture and values. The St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation is committed to the Hayti Heritage Center, the former St. Joseph’s AME Church, a National Historic Landmark, as a cultural and economic anchor to the greater Durham community.  St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit, charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. For more information, please call Aya Shabu, 617-959-2076, email: shabufam@gmail.com or The Hayti Heritage Center (919) 683-1709 or visit their website at http://hayti.org/.