Gregory and Kathleen Mitchell light two candles on the kinara, one black and one red, on the second night of Kwanzaa, as their mother Kimberly watches at Flossmoor Park. (Bill Jones/H-F Chronicle)
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Flossmoor’s Mitchell family lights kinara on Night 2 of Kwanzaa, celebrating self-determination

During the second night of Flossmoor’s public celebration of Kwanzaa, the Principle being celebrated was Kujichagulia, or Self-Determination. And Mayor Michelle Nelson said she was happy the village’s Mitchell family was there to lead the festivities on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

“I’m so honored that you would pick this night, because I know you well enough that I think I can say that you have so much self-determination,” Nelson said. “You know who you are. You are constantly thinking about others and how our actions … affect others.”

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