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A New Generation of Multi-Cultural Students Celebrate Kwanzaa

With the holiday season in full swing, students from different backgrounds are preparing to celebrate the customs and traditions of their native cultures.

Unlike religious holidays such as Christmas and Hanukkah, Kwanzaa is an African celebration of family, community and culture.

Maulana Karenga, Africana Studies professor at California State University, founded the holiday 34 years ago. Kwanzaa was created to ignite a sense of unity among the African-American and worldwide African community.