December 28, 2003 -- Posted at 8:22 p.m. CST
POPLAR BLUFF--Kwanzaa: it is a celebration of African American history and culture. That you may already know. What you may not know is that the seven-day holiday is based on seven principles that all of us can learn from.
It was important for fourteen-year-old Tyler George to be at the festivities. He came with his grandmother and cousins.
Folks in the audience were able to check out African American artifacts, enjoy cultural music, listen to speeches and also feast on a big dinner. But not everyone was easily impressed...well, at least at first.