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Wilmington celebrates Kwanzaa

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Monday night was the first night of Kwanzaa. The week-long celebration of African culture, heritage and ancestry was observed at the Burnett-Eaton Museum.

Each year millions of African-Americans gather and reflect on the past year and refocus themselves on the seven African principles. Monday night's focus was unity. Speakers engaged the crowd in an interactive discussion.

Tuesday night is self-determination followed by responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

Damiyr Speller offered the prayer for Monday night’s event.

"To me personally it means coming together, bringing the community together and teaching and learning about our culture," Speller said.

The Kwanzaa celebrations at the Burnett-Eaton Museum at 410 North 7th Street start at 6:30 each night and run until 7:30. Everyone is welcome.

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