Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., School celebrates Black film and HBCUs

March 10, 2022

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., School ‘s African American Immersion Program kicked off Black History Month with celebrating Black film by hosting a Black Film Festival for its scholars, February 3 and 11, 2022. During the Black Film Festival the students were able to view the following movies: Garrett’s Gift (K-2nd); Ruby Bridges (3rd-5th); and The Watsons Go to Birmingham (6th-8th) and participate in discussions about the movies as well as create art projects.

Then on February 18, 2022, the school celebrated Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) along with the Divine 9 Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities. What a blast to see the Divine 9 Stomp the Yard and learn about HBCUs.

On Thursday, February 24, 2022, the school celebrated their Annual African American Male and Female Teach- In, an event that has been observed for 30 years.

Finally, on February 28, 2022, they celebrate the history of African Americans by commemorating the skills and talents of our scholars; the theme this year was, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., School is ‘Rooted In Talent’.” Though Black History Month may be over, for their scholars, Black History is an ongoing event. Pictured are Principal Anesia Hayes (front row, center) and the staff of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., African American Immersion Program organized by Dr. Janet Butler.