Kwanzaa, the seven day African American cultural celebration is underway. The city of Springfield Massachusetts Friday held its third annual official observance at city hall. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Leaders of Springfield’s African American community stressed the seven principles that are the foundation of Kwanzaa and the significance of each principle in building a stronger family and city. The audience, which included about 50 young children were encouraged to continue, or in some cases, begin a tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa at home.