BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM PROMOTES UNITY

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BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM PROMOTES UNITY

Photo by family representative Roslyn Burch

Photo by family representative Roslyn Burch

Photo by family representative Roslyn Burch

By Kristian Jones, Staff Writer

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This year’s Black History Month activities will feature multiple events with the focus on Umoja or unity and eracism.

Billy Wilson, math teacher and program sponsor, explained this year’s focus came about through an old tale about two wolves. One good and one bad. The wolf that wins is the one that’s fed the most. People can feed racism or feed into unity.

“We are taking that and recognizing that everybody has good and bad in them,” Wilson said. “The one that wins is the one that we feed the most so if we are gonna be unified then we need to be unified feeding the good one. That’s kind of or big overall theme.”

Joshua Anderson, junior and Black History Month participant, said this month is about more than just African Americans. It’s about the progression of minorities.

“What was fought for wasn’t just for black people, it was for everyone, it was equality across the board,” Anderson said. “We are just happy we are able to show it in the school and happy for the support we have for it by the administrators and everyone. We are happy to be able to do it and put it on.”

This Month’s Black History events include:

Lecture with Arlington Police Department: 3:30 p.m., Feb. 13 Little Theatre

Book talk “The Hate U Give” author Angie Thomas: 4:45 p.m., Feb. 14. Frisco

Black History Month Day Program: 9:30 a.m./1:30 p.m, Feb. 21 Auditorium

Black History Month Evening Program: 5 p.m., Feb. 22. Auditorium

Lecture with Jim Austin, Cowboys of Color Museum: 3:30 p.m., Feb. 25 Little Theatre

Kristian Jones

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