Kwanzaa celebration begins across Chicago

December 26, 2013 2:14:24 PM PST
Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration of African heritage and culture, began Thursday.

Kwanzaa is based on seven principles and each of the seven days is dedicated to one of those principles. Thursday's is "unity."

Malcolm X College is marking its 19th year of Kwanzaa programming.

The event featured cultural presentations, a candle lighting ritual and an African marketplace.

The holiday was first observed in 1966.

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