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 Date2016-12-18
Record Date2004-12-19
SummaryHear African Socialist International Chairman Omali Yeshitela's keynote presentation 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 Claus myth that is associated with the celebration of Christmas. He talks about his 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.