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Learn about the traditions of Kwanzaa through a virtual journey of the Seven Principles and a scavenger hunt featuring African art from the Museum’s collection.

Presented in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter.

Day 1


To strive for and maintain unity in self, family, community, neighborhood, nation, race, and world.

Day 2


To define, name, create for, and speak for ourselves, instead of allowing others to define, name, create for, and speak for us.

Day 3

Collective Work and Responsibility

To build and maintain our community and solve our problems together.

Day 4

Cooperative Economics

To build and maintain our businesses and profit from them together.

Day 5


To make our collective work the building of our community.

Day 6


Leaving the world better than we found it.

Day 7


To believe in our people, families, teachers, and leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

Heri za Kwanzaa!

Happy Kwanzaa! Celebrate Kwanzaa with a drumming performance by David A.N. Jackson, soundscapist and percussionist. Jackson plays the fe, large overturned gourds that are tapped, struck, pounded and hammered with the fist or ticked with the finger to create differing tones and aural colors

2020 Saint Louis Art Museum

The Seven Principles Scavenger Hunt

Learn more about the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa during this journey through African art.

Printed copies of the Scavenger Hunt will be available at the Museum during Kwanzaa while supplies last. You can also print a copy and bring  it with you to explore the seven works of art.

Object of the Day

Learn more about the objects featured in the Seven Principles Scavenger Hunt.



This program is supported by the Dana Brown Endowed Fund for Education and Community Programs.

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