Kwanzaa, the annual pan-African celebration of family, community and culture, runs through Tuesday.

The holiday celebration in Charleston — “Returning to the Roots” — advances the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.


3-6 p.m.: Master dance and drum classes for beginners at NIA Infant and Toddler Child Development Center, 2007 Helm Ave.


1 p.m.: Remembrance ceremony at Sankofa Memorial Burial Grounds, Maybank Highway and Folly road.

4-8 p.m.: Entertainment, food and vendors, Ferndale Community Center 1919 Bolton Ave.

Staff report