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3rd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration: A Resounding Success



West Palm Beach, FL - [January 3, 2024] The African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) proudly hosted the 3rd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, an unforgettable event that immersed attendees in the rich tapestry of African heritage and unity.


Held at the scenic Gaines Park Rear Lawn in West Palm Beach, this year's Kwanzaa Celebration was a resounding success, drawing together community members and enthusiasts from all walks of life to commemorate the seven principles of Kwanzaa.


Mistress of Ceremony Tracy Thomas, Owner & Creative Director of Stellar Marketing and Business Solutions LLC, brought her civic engagement and local business acumen to the forefront as she guided the event with grace and enthusiasm.


The keynote speaker, Etzar Roger from Zeus Consulting Service, captivated the audience with his inspirational words, emphasizing the importance of unity and collective strength in our community.


The event featured a spectacular lineup of performers, including Faith's Place Center for Art & Education, Inc., Drummers and Choral Group, FBI Kids/Elite Dream Team Dancers, and the Abasi Hanif Drummers and Dancers. Attendees were treated to the heartwarming poetry of Dahlia Perryman and Andrea Peppers, whose verses stirred emotions and inspired reflection.


AARLCC took this opportunity to recognize and honor individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the community. The honorees included Atkins Tender Loving Care (Riviera Beach, FL), Dr. Orville Lawton (Director of Ebony Chorale), Dorothy Graham (Family Empowerment Coord – The Lord's Place), Darren Studstill (Cityside Business Suites), and Brianna Moneus (Medical Academy & Journalism Senior Student at Inlet Grove Community High School).


As the celebration echoed the spirit of Kwanzaa, attendees were reminded of the importance of the Nguzo Saba principles: Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith).


The AARLCC extends its gratitude to all who attended, performed, and supported the 3rd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration. This event epitomized the unity and culture that define the African American experience, providing an opportunity for the community to come together and strengthen their bonds.


For more information and updates about future events, please visit our website, and follow us on social media. Let's keep the spirit of Kwanzaa alive year-round.

Media Contact:

Annie Nelson


African American Research Library and Cultural Center, Inc.

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