CHS Celebrates Black History Month

Last Updated: Sunday, 30 September 2012 Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2008 Written by Roxanne Christian

The History Department at CHS conducted a special assembly on Friday, 28th February to commemorate the conclusion of the celebration of Black History Month 2008. The event began with a short biography of Dr. Carter Woodson who orchestrated Negro History Week which further developed into Black History month.


After a short reflection on Friday’s Gospel, the biographies of two prominent black women Madam C.J. Walker and Dame Mary Eugenia Charles were read by Jeannelle Brisbane (2-1) and Nadine Daniel (4-D) respectively. Madam C.J Walker was the first black woman millionaire and Dame Mary Eugenia Charles was the first female prime minister in the Caribbean.

The biographies were followed by a presentation of the poem ‘Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou. The poem was read by Adrie Letang and Nadege Roach (5-A) and dramatized by Renatta Graham (4-C), Jervez Jno. Baptiste (5-A) and Ameka Cognette (4-D).

The assembly concluded with a flute rendition of Bob Marley’s famous “Redemption Songs” by Aminah Hausserman and Gabriella Abraham (3-1) and Minka Frampton and Yende Grell (3-4).

The staff of the History department urged the school’s body to continue to contribute towards their history and be proud of who they are. According to Martin Luther King Jr, ‘Nothing is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.’

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