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Monroe residents honor Kwanzaa traditions

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The holiday celebrations are continuing Saturday. That's after dozens stopped by the African-American Heritage Museum. Many people got to tour the museum while learning about the African-American culture.

A special video was shown on the meaning of Kwanzaa and the importance of keeping the holiday going. A folklorist from Natchez, Mississippi, spoke about the history of African-Americans in our region.

Many in attendance are learning for the first time are learning about their heritage.

"I am truly interested in African-American culture in general. Specifically I'm doing my genealogy research, so I'm truly interest about north Louisiana and I want to know where I came from; who I am." Mary Fortson said.

In connection with Kwanzaa, the museum leaders also held an African-American clothing contest, and served cultural dishes.

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