Black History Month 2013

Established as Negro History Week in the 1920s by Carter G. Woodson, February was chosen for the celebration of Black History because Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were born in this month. Extended to a month-long celebration in 1976, Black History Month is an opportunity to emphasize the history and achievements of African Americans – part of the American fabric.  LRSD engages its students through curriculum-based lessons about African American contributions to history.  A list of school-related events and lessons is shown below.

Black History School Activities

Cloverdale Aerospace Technology Conversion Charter Middle School
Black History Program - February 22, 2013
Weekly Focus
Evening Step Show---Local college fraternies and sororities

Henderson Health Sciences Magnet Middle School
African American History Play/Musical---Written by teacher and performed by students - February 28, 2013
Morning Announcement focuses on noted African American or History Facts

Mabelvale Middle School
Black History Program - February 28, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
Living the Dream:  With Vision and a Purpose – Students will be honor African Americans who opened doors, paving the way for others to follow.  

Dunbar Gifted and Talented Interntional Studies Middle School
Black History Program - February 28—Three Assemblies  (6th, 7th, and 8th )
Creating Our History:  Leaving Our Legacy
Elementary Student Presenting “I Have a Dream Speech”---Dance Team Presentation---Band Presentation---Home Economics Quilt Presentation with Explanation of Quilt Pieces.

Mann Arts and Sciences Magnet Magnet Middle School
Black History Program - February 20, 2013,  9:00 a.m. Speaker Attorney Raymond P. Carpenter, Atlanta Georgia---1962 Graduate of Horace Mann (then Senior High School)
Theme:  At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality:  the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Mann’s Art Department will perform
The National Dunbar-Horace Mann Alumni Association of Little Rock is invited and a reception for the alumni will be held following the program.  

Central International Studies High School
Daily Announcements from Gentlemen’s Club and International Magnet School students concerning Black History Month
Black History Month Assembly—February 26, 2013 (Morning and Afternoon)
Black History Quiz Bowl---Mosaic Templar---February 16, 2013

McClellan Magnet HIgh School
Black History Program - February 22 - Generations:  Past to Present  12:40-2:10 p.m.  and 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Presentations from the Drama Department, Gospel Choir, McClellan Clubs, and McClellan Staff

Hall High School
February 28 Program - Produced by the Drama Department
Daily Announcements Highlight Black History
Civil Rights Memorabilia Display Media Center - February 13

JA Fair High School
African American History Assembly Featuring Drama and Music - February 26, 2012
Student Eagle Announcements highlighting history facts every day, i.e.,Black History *Vermont was 1st U.S. territory to abolish slavery in 1777 *Pennsylvania was the 1st state to do so in 1780 *In 1875, Bass Reeves was hired as a commissioned deputy U.S. Marshall  - 1st black man to be a federal lawman west of the Mississippi River

Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School
Parkview will present “Jazzing Things Up:  Creating America’s Gift to Music at the Clinton Presidential Library—Thursday and Friday, February 21-22, 2013---9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., both days.