Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future
Through video clips, music, live performances and readings students highlighted many known and unknown icons and events of the past and present that they felt have had an impact on their lives. Beginning with slavery and traveling through to the present day, the students put together a presentation that they are proud of and that they feel will evoke thought, inspire deeper conversations about race as well as educate their school community on the many accomplishments of black people. During the assembly the students presented a brief moment to reflect on the Trayvon Martin incident and the larger message of racial profiling and prejudice as an obstacle for them to overcome. They asked that students wear hoodies on the day of the assembly, as it has become the symbol to the nation of the very serious epidemic of racial profiling that takes place and has taken place throughout our country.