Charleston church to host community Kwanzaa celebration

West Virginia News

Charleston’s Unitarian Universalist church is hosting a Kwanzaa celebration for the community on Friday.

Event organizer Katonya Hart told the Charleston Gazette-Mail the seven-day holiday started Wednesday and most of the days will be celebrated at home. But Hart said they chose the third day for a public celebration because it focuses on community.

Kwanzaa started in 1966 by a professor of Africana studies as a celebration of family, culture and community. The seven principles of Kwanzaa are each honored for a day during the holiday. They are unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

The Friday celebration marks the 15th year of the community celebration. It will include a presentation about Kwanzaa, performances and a potluck dinner.

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