Karla Manning, English teacher at Prosser High School, 2148 North Long Avenue, organized a spoken word event as part of Black History Month programs. Students presented their own original poems and performed the works of well-known Black poets, such as Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and Tupac Shakur. Special guest presenters were local West Side poet Authentik and Bill Hampton, brother of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered in a police raid on his West Side apartment 40 years ago.
Bill Hampton tells Prosser students of his brother’s dream of becoming a lawyer. He told them to keep striving toward their goals. (Photo by Brad)
Students Delivering the Message. (Photos by Brad)