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Published: Wednesday, 1/2/2008

'FIRST FRUITS OF THE HARVEST' CELEBRATED

CTY ymca03p 3 12/26/2007   BLADE PHOTO/Lori King    Don Lynn reads from Know Thy Self book during Kwanzaa 2007 celebration at Wayman Palmer YMCA. CTY ymca03p 3 12/26/2007 BLADE PHOTO/Lori King Don Lynn reads from Know Thy Self book during Kwanzaa 2007 celebration at Wayman Palmer YMCA.
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Don Lynn reads from the book Know Thy Self during a Kwanzaa 2007 celebration at the Wayman D. Palmer Community YMCA on North 14th Street in Toledo.









K. LaVerne Redden raises her Unity Cup with fellow attendees. The seven-day secular festival, which celebrates African-American culture and history, ended on New Year's Day. The activities included storytellers, musicians, and vendors. Kwanzaa means 'first fruits of the harvest' in the African language Kiswahili, and was founded in 1966.





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