Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church celebrated Kwanzaa with a celebration at its Family Life Center on Saturday.
The event included an exploration of the seven principles of Kwanzaa —umoja (unity), kujichagulia (self-determination), ujima (collective work and responsibility), ujamaa (cooperative economics), nia (purpose), kuumba (creativity), and imani (faith).
Attendees also had the chance to meet with Queen Nzingha — the warrior Queen of Mbundu, or modern-day Angola. She was alive betwen 1583 and 1663 and is honored for her intelligence and diplomacy in her work as queen.
Sister Rochelle, who played the part of Queen Nzingha, also participated in a capoeira performance representing the “art of combat.”
There was also storytelling, a Kwanzaa feast, a marketplace and face painting.