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Community Gathers for Kwanzaa Celebration


The community gathered Thursday to celebrate Kwanzaa at the main library in Downtown South Bend.

"I love the pageantry, the culture, the richness, the tradition, the rituals and how we honor our ancestors," says Craig Clark, the President of the South Bend Chapter of Indiana Black Expo. 

Thursday's event featured an explanation of the Kwanzaa principles and symbols. 

"We celebrate it right after Christmas where many of the family members travel to come back to be with family.  It's a time to gather and reflect and also celebrate our ancestors," Clark says. 

Community elders were also recognized at the celebration including; Addie B. Walker Shurn, Dr. Alfred Guillaume, Jr., Otha Reese, John Reese, Bessie Selmon and Wilma Ford.  

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