Students in every class and grade level presented their salute to African American culture and contributions for the school’s Black History Month assembly. The pre-kindergarten students sang I Believe I Can Fly and This Little Light of Mine. Kindergarten students performed When I Grow Up and A-Z African American Heritage. One 1st grade class presented original poetry inspired by Langston Hughes’ I, Too. The other 1st grade class performed I Can Make A Difference. The 2nd graders sang the I Have A Dream speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with quotations from President Barack Obama. The 3rd grade class presented Man In The Mirror, about people who have made a change. The 4th grade class offered A Timeline of African American Music.
The 5th grade students sang We Are The World. The 6th graders told of the Fabulous Firsts of African Americans. The 7th grade class explained the Symbol of the Underground Railroad. The 8th grade class performed I Rise, by Maya Angelou.
Parents, community residents, St. Angela board members, and Religious Sisters of Mercy from assignments throughout Chicago attended the Black History Month Assembly at St. Angela School, 1332 North Massasoit Avenue. Sister Mary Finnegan is Principal.
St. Angela 2nd graders perform a unique song version of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech with quotes from President Obama. (Photo by Brad)
St. Angela 5th graders close the Black History Month salute with an inspirational rendition of “We Are The World.” (Photo by Brad)