CJ Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is celebrated in February nationwide. In honor of this month, students from the Students in Action group created opportunities for the CJ community to celebrate and become more educated about black history.

The celebrations began on Monday, February 11. For the school’s morning music, students heard songs songs related to Black History Month. The themes for the month included Motown, 90s/00s R&B, early Hip Hop, Gospel. After announcements each day, a quote from a historical black figure was read over the speaker.

During homerooms on February 11, Tom Roberts ‘70, the President of the Ohio Conference NAACP spoke to students. He shared career highlights, what the NAACP does, and also suggested students read three pieces of writing from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — “I Have a Dream,” "The World House," and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail."

Four juniors — Kelsey Dickey ‘20, Ryann Rippey ‘20, Mauri Clark ‘20, and Chidera Tagbo ‘20 — worked together to create a door decoration outside the school’s guidance offices. The group hopes students will take pictures with the artwork and use the hashtag, #cjbhm to show unity.

Also taking place during the month - the school’s front windows painted with quotes from black historical figures and a tasting event after school to celebrate black-owned businesses and restaurants.

Posted February 11, 2019