Black History Month starts with a bang

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Yusuf Husain

On Friday, Feb. 5, the 2016 Black History Month Committee brought in Tony Carpenter’s professional music trio to perform African dance and drum during lunch periods.

On Monday, Feb. 1, the assistant principal, Bill Walsh, opened the morning announcements by commemorating the beginning of Black History Month. Each year, the Black History Month committee, which is comprised of students and faculty, organizes events to highlight the significance of black history. The first event was held on Friday, Feb. 5 in the cafeteria during lunches and included performances by Tony Carpenter, a professional musician who shared African dance and drums with his trio.

 

Students met performers who danced to African drums on Friday, Feb. 5.
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Students met performers who danced to African drums on Friday, Feb. 5.

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Ms. Deborah Wright-Powell is the key organizer and sends e-mails to notify of upcoming events throughout the month. Many students partook in the festivities and had the opportunity to talk with the performers.

“I thought the music was fun and made lunch more upbeat,” said Seetha Aribindi, junior.

Other events this month include a poetry reading, a guest speaker and band performances.

Sophomore Parker Frankiewicz asked questions during the performances.
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Sophomore Parker Frankiewicz asked questions during the performances.
Alex Roca, sophomore, stopped by to dance and take part in the African performances.
Yusuf Husain
Alex Roca, sophomore, stopped by to dance and take part in the African performances.