Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Habari Gani

Gail Pellum dreds the hair of Teddy Hall of Beaumont in Pellum's FEMA trailer in Port Arthur on Thursday, December 21, 2006. Pellum gives books about African-American heritage to children as part of her Kwanzaa tradition. In the foreground is a hand-carved statue from Ghana of a Sankofa bird. The symbolism of the bird is to know the past to build for the future.

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Today marks the beginning of Kwanzaa. The annual African-American heritage celebration, which started in 1966, takes place from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. Please read more about the celebration on Wikipedia.

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