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12/27/07 - Longview

Longview Group Offers Free Kwanzaa Event Celebrations To East Texans

It's a holiday based on African American culture. And for the second year, a group in Longview is getting East Texans to celebrate "Kwanzaa". "Kwanzaa" is a seven day holiday that goes from December 26th through January first.

During the "Kwanzaa" a candle is lit each day for the seven principals that it represents. Among some of the principals are unity, self determination, and creativity.

A Longview group, "Citizens Committee To Save Our Children" says they want to educate people in the community who may have misinterpretations of what Kwanzaa truly is.  "Kwanzaa is not religious and it's not political, nor is tied to any historical figure.

It is something we can celebrate among ourselves and it's designed also to bring families closer together,"said Saleem Shabazz. Free Kwanzaa events are open until the public for free, now until January 1st.

Longview Kwanzaa Celebrations:

Dec. 27 7-9pm Main Library 222 W. Cotton St.

Dec. 28 7-9pm Front Porch Coffee 321 W. Marshall Ave.

Dec. 29 7-9pm Broughton Rec. Center 801 MLK Blvd.

Dec. 30 7-9pm St. Mark CME 1100 Sapphire St.

Jan. 1 2-4pm Celebration Festival- Express Inn 3120 Estes Pkwy.

LaKecia Shockley, Reporting. lshockley@kltv.com

 

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