PECHS observes Black History Month

Published 1:26 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Prince Edward County High School observed Black History Month in a variety of ways. 

A student-created bulletin board in the cafeteria depicted “African American Firsts,” including photos and information on influential African Americans who were the first in their race to achieve success in various occupations and honors. Black History quotes and photos were presented daily on the morning news feed on Eagle TV.

A major highlight of the month was the return of Harriett Tubman (aka Dianne Faison). Faison entered at the rear of the auditorium, announcing herself to a respectful and spellbound teenage audience.  She narrated her entire life, from birth to death, as history came alive. 

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Later in the month, students were treated to an inspirational assembly featuring retired Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams, who motivated students through basketball tricks combined with his compelling story of overcoming adversity. His IMAGINE message focused on identity, mindset, attitude, goals, influence, never giving up and excelling in life. Other topics included believing in your dreams, character and integrity, overcoming obstacles, making right choices, knowing your purpose, healthy self esteem, anti-bullying, leadership and education is the key.