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Key Scholars Celebrate Contributions of Black Historians

Key Elementary School celebrated Black History Month February 16, 2017, with a school-wide program themed "Making a Better Tomorrow." First- and second-grade scholars introduced the audience to black inventors that helped shape America.  Students recited the Countee Cullen poem, "Hey, Black Child" and sang songs as part of the celebration.

Ronnie Crudup, Principal Dionne Woody, girl students as historical black women holding Hidden Figures sign
Key Elementary Black History program participants include Bishop Ronnie Crudup, left, Key Principal Dionne Woody and fourth-grade teacher and Black History chair, Charles Jackson. The three girls represent three African American women depicted in the movie "Hidden Figures" for their pioneering roles at NASA–Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.

"Today you’re celebrating black historians that made a difference, you too can make a difference by continuing to be smart, observant, make good decisions and solving problems," said guest speaker Bishop Ronnie Crudup of New Horizon Church International.

Black History Month is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to honor the legacies of important Black people and events in history.