Black History Month at NAI
NAI is celebrating, honoring, and spreading awareness of Black History Month.
February 15, 2019
It’s February, which means it’s the peak of the winter season and the time to buy boxes of chocolates and bouquets of roses for your S.O. More importantly, it’s Black History Month. Here’s how you and the rest of the NAI community can celebrate Black History Month at school.
On your way to the cafeteria, you might have noticed the big bulletin board on the wall featuring Martin Luther King Jr and his famous quote: “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear” in honor of Black History Month. You can thank the art club for that.
In the library, a display of literature and books in honor of Black History Month and black authors has been set up for the NAI community. These books are available to everyone to check out of the library, and they celebrate black culture and give recognition to well-deserving black authors and scholars.
The most prominent activity NAI is doing to celebrate is one you might have heard on the announcements; NAI is hosting its first-ever Black History Month Contest in which anyone can participate with a submission of writing, artwork, or another form of expression that portrays the impact and importance of Black History Month. The winner of this contest will get a lot of recognition; they will be recognized at next month’s school board meeting and at NAI. Submissions must be received in the main office by Thursday, February 28th.
Black History Month is a time to celebrate and give black culture the respect and acknowledgement it deserves, but also to educate the masses on things like racism and privilege, especially in history. Remember to be respectful and educated in conversation, and keep in mind all the things you can be doing to provide support.
EDITOR’S NOTE: NAEYE is interested in seeing how Black History Month continues to be celebrated at NAI. If you have pictures or stories about this, please email Mr. Hull at [email protected]