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Kwanzaa special: Nguzo Saba

As seven Kwanzaa candles burn, Malaiyka Reid of Brooklyn, New York, performs during a Kwanzaa celebration on December 27, 2003, at The Museum of Natural History in New York City. Stephen Chernin/Getty Images
57min : Kwanzaa special: "The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa"

When Africans were brought to North America 400 years ago, many of their customs, traditions and rituals were left behind, only to be lost forever to future generations of black Americans. In 1966, Dr. Maulana Karenga led a revival of African heritage by creating a weeklong celebration called Kwanzaa. It's driven by a set of principles, known as the Nguzo Saba. In this special feature, host Garrett McQueen goes through each of those guiding principles, making connections to Afro-American-inspired classical music along the way.

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