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Black History Month

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KRISTIN HASCHAK

 

Dear Stroudsburg School Community,

February is Black History Month and serves as a time for all of us to acknowledge, celebrate and to learn more about the lasting contributions that have been made by the members of the Black community here in Stroudsburg, throughout the country, and the world. In recognizing and celebrating these achievements, we recognize that these experiences are changing, and with every accomplishment and history-making milestone comes the opportunity for the next generation to do even more. Embracing voices of the Black community is an important part of developing an inclusive school district where each of us is seen and heard. The Stroudsburg Area School District is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of educational and enrichment activities throughout February. Displays throughout the schools will feature art, literature and general information reinforcing curricular learning, while a variety of programs and classroom-specific activities will emphasize the significance of African Americans throughout history.

Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The Black History Month 2024 theme is African Americans & the Arts! The month is recognition of the experiences and accomplishments of the Black community. The purpose of the month is to underline the importance of civil rights, strive for greater equality, and empower Black history-makers to tell their own stories.

“Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.” – James Baldwin. 

Black History Month is an appreciative time to celebrate the contributions to American culture and history by the African-American community. Black History Month is the time of the year dedicated to promoting the heritage and understanding of African-American contributions to our society.

Mounties, stay strong and stay together.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Curry