Monday marks the first day of Kwanzaa, a non-religious African American holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. But why are more African Americans not celebrating?
Born out of the social upheaval of the 1960s, a California professor started Kwanzaa as a way for African Americans to reconnect with one another and with their ancestry.
During Kwanzaa seven candles represent seven principles. Each candle is lit on a different night. It's considered a harvest celebration, paying tribute to how far one has come and where one is going.
A week full of Kwanzaa activities is slated for this week at Tallahassee’s Eason Civil Rights Museum. Kwanzaa runs until January 1.