On Saturday night, Galveston County residents came to the Old Central Cultural Center for the Nia Cultural Center' 30th annual Kwanzaa Celebration. Kwanzaa is an African American celebration with a focus on traditional African values of family, responsibility and self-improvement. The ceremony is not political nor religious, but a time of reaffirming African-American people, their ancestors and culture. Since its founding in 1966, Kwanzaa has come to be observed by more than 18 million people in the world. Galveston's ceremony featured dancers from Artists in Motion and Dancing Dolls, spoken word by Makia Golliday, candle lighting by Freedom School Scholars and an award presentation to distinguished African-Americans. 


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