Tagged: Black History Month

Blair celebrates Black Lives Matter Week of Action

By Sudhish Swain | Feb. 13, 2023, 7:57 a.m. | In ‎Latest »

To celebrate Black History Month, Blair is hosting different activities each day from Feb. 6 to Feb. 10

Sankofa 2022: A New Iteration of a Blair Tradition

By Sudhish Swain | April 14, 2022, 9:21 a.m. | In Video »

Sudhish talks to Mireya and Geo to learn about what went into this year's Sankofa, which was online due to the pandemic.

Gallery: Black History in Shaw DC

By Gigi Segal | Feb. 22, 2022, 1:07 p.m. | In Photo »

A look into a historically African-American neighborhood in the center of D.C.

Knowledge is Power

By Myles Feingold-Black | Jan. 26, 2021, 11:58 a.m. | In Opinions »

MCPS, it's time to make African American Studies a graduate requirement

Influential African-Americans: Present Day

By Mahnaz Habib | March 6, 2019, 5:40 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Mae C. Jemison, the astronaut

Photo: Mae Jemison

By | March 6, 2019, 5:39 a.m. | In ‎Latest »

Mae C. Jemison, the astronaut

Influential African Americans: the 50s

By Mahnaz Habib | Feb. 21, 2019, 2:22 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks, the poet

Photo: Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks

By Britannica | Feb. 21, 2019, 2:20 p.m. | In ‎Latest »

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks, the poet

Influential African-Americans: the 20s and 30s

By Nene Narh-Mensah | Feb. 18, 2019, 2:45 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Bessie Smith, the Empress of Blues

Photo: Bessie Smith

By Carl Van Vechten | Feb. 18, 2019, 2:43 p.m. | In ‎Latest »

Dubbed the Empress of Blues, Smith's strong vocal performances wowed audiences across the country.

Celebrate good times, come on!

By Nene Narh-Mensah | Feb. 22, 2018, 1:45 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

How to celebrate Black History Month

Flying forward but still looking backward

By Mehana Daftary | March 12, 2017, 10:08 p.m. | In Features »

Black History Month is a time to celebrate black culture and history, which has had an immeasurable impact on America and the world, while acknowledging the hardships the black community has faced. Students learn about black history in classes and through Sankofa.

A month of reflection and unification

By Randima Herath | March 17, 2016, 1:05 p.m. | In Features »

It wasn't an ordinary February because this year, Black History Month was about more than just commemorating and celebrating. It was about learning, bonding and furthering the awareness and understanding of the anti-racist movement "Black Lives Matter."

African American Read-In held at Blair

By Zewde Ingram | March 9, 2016, 12:59 p.m. | In Local »

African American Read-In partnered with African American studies classes and hosted an event in the Media Center on Thursday. The Read-In featured student-designed exhibits, African American literature and a lecture by Dr. Daryl Howard, a recently published author and counselor at Blair.

Blair holds National African-American Read-In

By Arthi Vijaykumar | March 1, 2015, 8:42 p.m. | In Local »

On Feb. 24, Blair hosted its second National African-American Read-In in honor of Black History Month. The event, created by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is meant to honor and celebrate African American literature.

Moving forwards while looking backwards

By Caroline Gabriel, Temi Ibirogba, Emma Yeager | March 7, 2013, 11:27 a.m. | In Features »

Dressed in traditional African attire, students strut across the stage, pausing every few seconds in sync with the music. The entire cast makes their way through the audience and back onstage where they sing their final song. The diverse cast of students links hands and the audience rises and joins in singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

A Month to Remember

By Eli Schwadron | Feb. 29, 2012, 7:07 p.m. | In Features »

The last days of February mark the end of Black History Month, a time to remember the important people and events from African-American history.

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