Black History Month Event Dates at AHN

February 1, 2018

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Photo Credit: Tabitha Rucker/Achona Online

In 1926, Black History Month was originally celebrated during the week of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (Feb. 12) and Frederick Douglass’ birthday (Feb. 14).

Every U.S. president, since 1976, has announced February as Black History Month and it’s theme. The 2018 theme for Black History Month is “African Americans in Times of War” in honor of the African Americans who fought in the American Revolution.

P.O.W.E.R. and club moderator Stacy Filocco have worked during the month of January to create events to celebrate and commemorate Black History Month:

Feb. 7 – Music Performance

Performing Arts teacher Yohance Wicks and his instrumental ensemble class will be giving music performances during lunch in the Brady Center.

Feb. 12 – Mr. Forte Speaks during Convocation

Civil Rights Activist Clarence Fort returns to Academy for the second year in a row to speak about his personal experiences.

Photo Credit: Lindsay Calka (used with permission)
Claudette Colvin refused to give up her bus seat nine months prior to Rosa Parks in 1955. Colvin’s story is less popularized because black organizations felt an adult, like Parks, would be more reliable.

Feb. 14 – Song Performances

Singing performances will be performed during lunch in the Brady Center.

Feb. 20 – Poetry Workshop

Sophomore English teacher Alison Jussaume will be teaching a poetry workshop after school in the iLab. All are welcomed to attend and participate.

Feb. 22 – Poetry Performances

Poetry that was worked on at the poetry workshop will be performed after school in the iLab.

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