NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) -- The principle of 'unity' was celebrated on Friday night, the first day of Kwanzaa.
Dance and music helped kick off the week-long festivities at the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan.
Dance, Music Help Start Week-Long Celebration Of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa means 'first fruits of the harvest.'
There is a candle lighting ceremony each night highlighting seven core principles.
Dr. Maulana Karenga founded the holiday in 1966 in response to the Watts riots in Los Angeles.
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