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Weisser Park youth center holds Kwanzaa celebration

Kwanzaa kicked off Wednesday and will continue through the first as a celebration of family, community, and culture.

Posted: Dec 27, 2018 9:18 PM
Updated: Dec 27, 2018 11:07 PM

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. 

The holiday celebration continues through January 1st. 

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