The McKee family of Flossmoor lead the opening ceremony for the community's first Kwanzaa celebration Sunday, Dec. 26, at Flossmoor Park.
Village Clerk Gina LoGalbo served as master of ceremonies. A recording of her son, Lázaro Fabian LoGalbo, singing the Kwanzaa song played on a portable speaker as the crowd gathered.
Awri McKee introduced those gathered to Kwanzaa, a holiday that was created in the mid-1960s.
"It was for the purpose of bringing cultural awareness within the African American community and connecting us, to some degree, back to Africa," he said. "It has transformed over the . . .
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