POSTED: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 10:58pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 10:59pm
BATON ROUGE,LA(NBC33) — Students and Faculty gathered at Southern University tonight to celebrate Kwanzaa.
It's the fourth night of Kwanzaa or ujamaa.
Today, people honor the principal of cooperative economics or building and maintaining business for the benefit of the community.
Wade Nobles, Ph.D. says it's important for Southern's students to understand their heritage.
"In the early days it was confused as a religious holiday or as christmas," said Nobles, "...It's always been a celebration of African spirit and African people coming together as a family. Coming together to celebrate achievements. TO celebrate children to be walking in dignity in the world. "
This is Southern University's twenty third year for hosting a Kwanzaa celebration.