Today is the second day of Kwanzaa 2013, Kujichagulia, which means self-determination in Kiswahili. The article below was written in 1992 for a newsletter I published for several years for homeschoolers of color. It was written by my daughter Ayanna and describes a home celebration. My family has celebrated Kwanzaa in various ways through the years since the about 1970. Sometimes we celebrated with just our family but often we participated in community celebrations. When we lived in Idlewild, MI we were part of a small group that started the Lake County celebration that was held for one night in the Baldwin and the Yates Township Senior Centers and sometimes people hosted additional nights in their homes.
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