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(The Seven Principles)

Umoja (Unity)
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

“If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in the future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, ‘There lived a great people--a black people--who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization.’”

—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
(From an address given in Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 31 1955)

T'Asia Mathis, 2, of St. Petersburg, holds up an Ethiopian flag during the first day of Kwanzaa at the Boys and Girls Club in St. Petersburg on Sunday. Behind her, from left, are Kayira Pride, 8, Dexter Pride, 9, Kajerrel Pride, 12, and Jahmali Thomas, 6, all of St. Petersburg.

[Times photo: Autumn Cruz]
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