Word of Life Celebrates Black History Month
On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 1:30 p.m, students shared poems, speeches, music, biographies and food which painted the portrait of a determined, creative and resilient people.
The kindergarten through grade eight students participated in a variety of ways during the assembly. Pastor Gerard Bolling from Bethlehem Lutheran School in St. Louis was the guest speaker, and there was a special visit by a period performer from the Missouri History Museum: an in-school play “From the Darkness Cometh the Light”, the Lucy Delaney story. A delicious sampling of soul food from Ol’Henry capped the event.
“I am excited about our 2017 Black History Month Assembly because the students are given the opportunity to celebrate art, culture and heritage. Black History is American History. I am honored to have been chosen to help coordinate this most important exhibition. The entire K-8 campus participated in the program, which allowed everyone to partake in the festivities. Together, we will celebrate great advancements and achievements in history,” said event coordinator Devri Davis of Word of Life School.
Two students recited Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I have dream” speech. See a portion here.