By: Chanelle Hinds
Black History Month is all about appreciation and celebration. The reason why it is important is because we celebrate and honour the people in the past who have fought for equality and justice such as, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Viola Desmond, Harriet Tubman, and many more. Black History Month is celebrated in the United States and Canada in February, and in October in the United Kingdom and Netherlands. Black History Month is not only about admiring Black People, but is also about admiring people of all cultures and races who have fought for justice, and sacrificed their lives for equality.
My experience at our school’s African Heritage Month Assembly, was an experience to remember. At the assembly, the Dance Club performed an Afro Dance and a Step Routine. For the Assembly, the Choir also sang and danced to a Ghanaian Song, that was about a little girl and her mom. During the Assembly, we had Trevlyn Kennedy and Kenneth Slater join us and perform African drumming and a song for the staff, parents, and the students. We also had the famous Toronto CBC news anchor, Dwight Drummond, come to our school and talk to us. He inspired us to set goals for ourselves, take risks, believe in ourselves, and taught us to never give up on our dreams. That was an excellent experience for me because through that experience, I have now learned that anything is possible!