FCHS Black History Month program Feb. 28

March 06, 2024

Fulton County Schools joined together with the community to celebrate Black History Month Feb. 28, with a presentation by students, as well as guest speakers, Erica Stray Tevin Crumble, Dr. April Wilson, Richard Holloway and Ladaria Gaston, all Fulton County High School alumni. A welcome was extended by Fulton County Schools Superintendent Patrice T. Chambers. and students Autumn Mitchell and RaQueria Beard recited a poem by Langston Hughes. In celebration of the impact of those who made history, students provided an overview of the accomplishments of historical figures including Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman, Ella Fitsgerald, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Aretha Franklin, Louis Armstrong, Mohammed Ali, and Syrina Williams. The Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice, was performed by Abigail Emmons, and Fulton County Elementary students presented original artwork, which featured the students' hands. Fulton County School District staff member Tiea Cross-Davis provided closing remarks for the program, which was attended by the entire student body and staff, as well as guests from the community. (Photos by Benita Fuzzell.)