Black History Month Celebrated with Performers and Student Reflections
February 5, 2024
Black History Month started out on Feb 1 with a celebration titled "The Black Church," highlighting how the black church and gospel music impacted African Americans' ability to persevere.
Kim Royston '06, Assistant Principal and DEI Director, opened the celebration by explaining the theme, "The Black Church," and introducing the speakers and performers. Brooklyn Johnson '24, Allyssa Edomaruseh '24, and Yohannes Balema '24 spoke about Black History and their own personal experiences. The Gospel Group, "The Hurst Family Experience" and the Praise Dance Group, "Hands of Christ" performed musical selections.
When asked why we have these cultural celebrations at CDH, Royston stated "Our heritage celebrations provide an opportunity to learn and appreciate the diverse cultures within our school community. They show we value diversity and create an inclusive environment where community members from various backgrounds have a stronger sense of unity, relationships, and community spirit."