Community members came together to celebrate African heritage on the first night of Kwanzaa.
They gathered at the Douglass Theatre for Unity Day.
It included a Kwanzaa ceremony and community awards.
The celebration also included a drummers' circle, poetry and stories, and dance.
Co-organizer George Muhammad says Kwanzaa's not a religious holiday, but it's still about bringing people together. "It recognizes the spirituality that binds all people," he says, "so you expound, or you extend out from the individual and the family into the community with unity, working together. And then, in terms of the nation, working together."
Tuesday, you can join the celebration at Youth Self-Determination Night.
That starts at 6 p.m., also at the Douglass Theatre.
Kwanzaa continues through Sunday.