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African Americans Celebrate Kwanzaa

The seven-day festival of Kwanzaa will begin December 26.  It is a time when African Americans highlight their heritage. Maulana Karenga, a black activist and African Studies professor, created Kwanzaa in 1966, to - as he said - "give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and their history." Each day is dedicated to a different principle, and a candle is lit each night.  At a recent festival at the California African American Museum, Babe Evans explained the...

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