A storyteller stole the show this year at Eta Omega Chapter’s third annual celebration of African American culture. More than 60 people attended the Kwanzaa Festival on December 27th at Wolf Creek Library on Butner Road in Atlanta. Children of all ages acted out different roles as the storyteller, “Mama Koku”, told a tall tale illustrating that individuals, working together, each using their unique gifts, can, together, accomplish what might seem impossible.
Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, community, and culture was created in 1966. It begins the day after Christmas and runs for seven days. Each day stresses a core principle or value. This year’s celebration was on the second day, so “Kujichagulia”, Swahili for Self-Determination was the Principle of the day.