Celebrating Black History Month
A SPECIAL TIME TO
Celebrate Black Excellence
Our Culture of Achievement celebrates our scholars’ identity every day, and last month, Black History Month was a special moment to come together as a community to amplify our pride in the cultures, heritage, and achievement of Black members of our community.
Even though we couldn’t physically gather together like we usually do, our scholars, families, and staff found creative ways to celebrate Black excellence through song, dance, poetry, and art performances. The performances below are just a few highlights of the incredible Black History Month celebrations at Brooke in February.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR
Black History Month Performances
“Why I am Proud to Be Black”
Brothers Osaro (second grade) and Osagie (kindergarten) will give you chills as they perform their original poems expressing their Black Pride. We filmed their poems for Brooke Mattapan’s virtual Live at the Apollo (in a socially distanced way!).
“Sankofa” is a word in the Akan Twi and Fante languages of Ghana that translates to “Go back and get it.” For the Sankofa Singers, a group of Brooke Mattapan staff, it means reaching back into your past to help propel you forward. This year, they sang John Legend’s “Glory” in honor of the perseverance of Black and Brown individuals.
“Our Reality” by sixth grade scholar Abigail from Brooke Roslindale sends a powerful message through vivid imagery. Her beautifully crafted words will stay with you long after the video is over.