When Ms. Dorothy Menefee-Jones reached out to Carrick Community Council to support Concord Elementary School’s Black History Month program, there was no hesitation.
Sherry Miller, Carrick Community Council’s Board President and myself, had the distinct pleasure of attending Concord’s Black History Month Program. What a treat!
The program’s theme was “Dream Big”! Students of all cultures honored the likes of Madam C. J. Walker; an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist, George Washington Carver; an American agricultural scientist and inventor and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, best known for her song R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to name a few. Respect is exactly what these students deserve.
One by one students stepped to the microphone eagerly and articulately reciting quotes echoing the programs theme, for example, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer” — Harriet Tubman; “What happens to a dream differed”? taken from the well know poem written by Langston Hughes.
They also recited inspirational phrases, “don’t give up on your dream”, make your dreams come true”, “be confident and don’t stop dreaming”, to name a few.
The auditorium light up with laughter as one of the students stepped to the microphone, boxing stance in tow and in Muhammad Ali fashion said, “I’m the greatest, baby. This was a definite highlight for me!
The students ended the program with the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing, written by J. Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson.
If you have positive press about Carrick, please feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Tia L. Baker,
Carrick Community Council Board of Directors
Chair, Positive Press Committee