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Umoja Group’s annual events for the past twenty five years have been Kwanzaa celebration, Malcolm X Forum, and the African American Cultural, Family and Community Festival, known as the Umoja Festival.



From 1994 to 1998, E.E.Smith students of T.E.A.M (Together Everyone Achieves More) club developed, then helped repainted the Wall of Honor, the mural on the corner of Murchison Road and Slater Avenue. Through Fayetteville Community Development beautification grants to Herbie Dawson and Ronald Vaughn the Community garden came into existence. Presently, Umoja Group volunteers maintain the ‘Wall of Honor’ and the Community Flower Garden. In September 2014 Ms. Priscilla A. Simpson volunteered as consultant to enhance the community flower garden.


Since 1998 UMOJA Group Inc., has been awarding one-time monetary scholarship to E.E. Smith High School attendance area /neighborhood graduating seniors. Umoja Group members are most proud of this annual financial giving to help the serving area youth further their education.

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Umoja Group, Inc. is an educational, cultural, charitable and service organization. We initiate and support activities that promote the positive history of Africans, African Americans and Caribbeans. We believe sharing this rich heritage will enhance respect, cooperation and unity.


To actively serve and promote community unity and cohesion that leads to academic success, industry opportunities, personal growth and self-actualization of African Americans and blacks in the diaspora.

Nondiscrimination Policy

We prohibit discrimination against any member of the greater community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran. We promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans.

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What our you say

One of the best event that I look forward to attending is Umoja Group’s: Umoja Fest, Kwanzaa celebration and the Malcolm X Forum. These events brings out the best in our community.

Dr. Mariam T. Brown

It’s always a real pleasure to be part of the Umoja Festival. I love the community inclusiveness the event brings to all who come out to enjoy the people and the music.

Ann Chavis

Latest news


Kwanzaa celebration embraces African culture, history

Pounding drums and swaying dancers immersed a crowd of more than 100 into a traditional Kwanzaa celebration Saturday evening. The African food, music, dancing and historical performances in the Smith Recreation Center, organized by the Umoja Group of Fayetteville, came on the second of the annual seven days of celebration. The festival observance, when descendants […]


Free Health Fair

“We started back in 1989 and decided to participate in Kwanzaa to celebrate African-American history, arts and culture,“ said Dorothy Fielder, director of the Umoja Festival. “We decided that we needed an activity in the summertime that had a cultural component so we started the Umoja Festival.” Fielder added that the event will feature storytellers, […]


Volunteers restore Murchison Road mural

The mural dressing the wall at Murchison Road and Langdon Street is a familiar sight to visitors and residents of the Seabrook Park neighborhood – as is Dorothy Fielder and her clusters of volunteers. The retired school social worker and Umoja Group co-founder can frequently be seen freshening up the paint and working in the […]

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