Controversy Surrounds Kwanzaa Celebration

A Kwanzaa celebration in Shelby County, Tennessee proceeded the night of Dec. 26, even after legality issues were raised about the event.

The battle over the celebration began when a commissioner sent emails inviting all county employees to the Kwanzaa festival.

Another county worker soon filed a lawsuit to stop the celebration.

The worker said that a Kwanzaa celebration should not be allowed since he was denied permission to host a Christmas party in the same county building.

The commissioner argued that Kwanzaa is not religious, but rather a cultural celebration.

Earlier on Dec. 27, a judge agreed and dismissed the lawsuit, convinced that the celebration would not violate rules against religious gatherings in public buildings.


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