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Philadelphia’s African-American Museum Hosts Kwanzaa Celebration

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Kwanzaa candles. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Kwanzaa candles. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The African-American Museum of Philadelphia is holding a special Kwanzaa celebration on the 5th day of the cultural holiday.

The Amazing Mister Q was leading Kwanzaa celebrants in a game as part of the event at the museum. He said games from the past are part of the holiday.

Adrienne Whaley, interim curator of education and public programming, explains what the day’s focus is.

“Each day has a specific meaning, today for example is NIA, and that means we’re looking at purpose, and so it’s thinking about what are the ways in which we are focused on achieving certain goals for our families and our communities.”

Sean Palac of Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School was attending as part of a homework project.

“We’re supposed to immerse ourselves in a different culture, and I always wondered what Kwanzaa was all about so I thought it’d be really interesting if I went to an authentic celebration.”

Kwanzaa continues through January 1st. For more information, go to www.aampmuseum.org.

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