Kwanzaa celebration

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February 04, 2007|By Karlayne Parker | Karlayne Parker,Unisun Editor

December marked the 40th anniversary of Kwanzaa.

Observed from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1, Kwanzaa is an African-American cultural expression marked by a seven-day celebration of certain principles, including unity, self-determination, creative work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Maulana Karenga founded Kwanzaa, which is Swahili for "first fruits of the harvest," in 1966.

While there were many Kwanzaa events in the area, we stopped at the Baltimore Museum of Art for family activities.

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