Harambee Festival brings in thousands to celebrate African culture

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Alex Crescenti | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 24, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee community celebrated the final weekend of Black History Month with the annual Harambee Festival.

The festival is put on by FAMU and showcases all of the great traditions of African history. It also recognizes those who have come to the United States and have made an impact in the community.

"Since this is Black History Month, we do this every year at this time. But each and every day in our lives it's something that happens that reminds us of the great contributions that African Americans have made to this great country, and we want to make sure that we articulate that throughout the year," said FAMU president, Dr. Larry Robinson.

Each year the festival draws thousands of people. It was started more than 20 years ago, but was revived a few years back. Since then, the university has seen it grow each year.