Black History Month Celebration

March 3, 2017

Pictured is the stage while scholars read works by influential African American authors and poets. 

 

In February, the TAG community learned, honored and celebrated the achievements of black men and women throughout history. A few of our scholars celebrated the accomplishments of African Americans poets, scholars and political activists by reciting excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches, Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni poems and The Black Panther Ten Point Program.  Our fabulous chorus entertained us and one of our students, with a solo performance by Maurian Brantley, who sang the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”.

 

Here is a reflection from a 6th grade scholar who participated in the readings: "Hi, my name is Genesis and I participated in the Black History Month Presentation. I read Ain't I a Woman by: Sojourner Truth. I understood from the poem that this one woman was being treated unfairly and not being allowed to do what men do. Also, she was treated like she was nothing and as if she couldn’t work as hard as men. Plus, she wasn’t being treated as other woman, like that she didn’t get helped into carriages or over mud puddles and she didn’t have a nice place to live. That is what I understood by Ain't I a Woman. Women aren't being treated the right."

 

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