FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Staff and students at the Weisser Park youth center held an annual Kwanzaa celebration Thursday.
The event featured music, dancing, and a Kwanzaa feast.
The holiday was established back in 1966. It's an African American and Pan African holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture.
The name comes from a phrase that means, "First Fruits," in Swahili.
"Kwanzaa is a time we can come together and emphasize the experience of African Americans here in America. We can all come together and learn from one another," said Zynette Paige with the youth center.
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