Education: Los Angeles City College, B.A.; University of California, M.A. and Ph.D. (political science and social ethics). Dr. Karenga is an, associate professor and chairperson of black studies department at California State University at Long Beach since 1991. He is the Cofounder, Brotherhood Crusade; has served as chairperson of the President's Task Force on Multicultural Education and Campus Diversity, California State University at Long Beach and director, African-American Cultural Center, Los Angeles. Known as the man who founded the cultural holiday of Kwanzaa in 1966, Maulana Karenga has played a key role in programs that have defined black identity and helped blacks connect themselves to their cultural roots.