Black History Program 2014

posted Mar 8, 2014, 2:42 PM by Dena Davis

In the absence of a planner, the Woodley Beta Club and student counsel stepped forward and volunteered to plan, host and perform this year’s Black History Program. The program began with reenactment of a rally, carrying signs reminiscent of those carried by Civil Right protestors that read, “We Demand Equal Housing” “End Segregated Rules in Public School” and “We Demand Voting Right Now!” Mrs. Lee’s kindergarten class read descriptions of important African Americans and Ms. Varnado’s 2nd grade class, did the skit, “No Room on the Bus,” portraying the conflict that occurred on December 1, 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. The skit was followed by a discussion of the Little Rock Nine and a “Who Am I?” of Black American historical figures. The afternoon was a huge success. Special thanks to Ms. Washington, the 6th grade Beta club sponsor and all those teachers who took time to teach their students the importance of learning the history of this great country.