Islanders celebrate their roots, family life, and community

Kwanzaa committee chairman Barbara Linton read a story. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Martha’s Vineyard branch of the NAACP celebrated Kwanzaa this past Saturday, Jan. 5, at the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven. The group came together and listened to a story, heard music from the Black Brook Singers, and later enjoyed a feast to celebrate the holiday, which honors African heritage.