ShowOmali Yeshitela Speaks (NOTE: This download is password protected and available to subscribers)
Broadcast TitleThe Truth About Santa Claus - Colonial Origins of Holiday Traditions
Broadcast Date2009-12-27
Record Date2004-12-19
SummaryHear a presentation by African Socialist International Chairman Omali Yeshitela to the regular Sunday community meeting of the Uhuru House in St. Petersburg, Florida on December 19, 2004. Chairman Omali talks about the colonial origins of the Santa Clause myth that is associated with the celebration of Christmas. He talks about his recent visit to Amsterdam where he witnessed their annual parade featuring white Dutch people in black-face, and the pervasive store window decorations featuring the colonial story.