Birmingham City Schools have month long celebration of Black History

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Birmingham City School students will take part in skits, art exhibits and poetry slams throughout February. (Facebook)
Birmingham City School students will take part in skits, art exhibits and poetry slams throughout February. (Facebook)

Check out this list of events planned throughout February. For more information on additional school programs, please visit the website for each school or visit www.bhamcityschools.org.

Avondale Elementary, 400 Eighth Court S

Throughout February: African-American facts will be featured in the announcements—Daily

Feb. 22: Art showcase—All day in the school foyer

Feb. 27: Student-produced Black History musical—1 p.m.

 

Central Park Elementary, 4915 Ave. Q

Week of Feb. 21: Theme days highlighting school spirit, African-American history and, more—Daily

Feb. 24: Black History Month program—9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

 

Green Acres Middle, 1220 67th St. Ensley

Feb. 24: Black History Month program, featuring poetry readings by eighth graders; Negro spirituals performed by sixth, seventh and eighth graders; traditional African dances; and reenactments of popular civil rights events—9 a.m.

 

Hayes K-8, 505 43rd St. N

Feb. 27: Black History Month program—9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

 

Hemphill Elementary, 1240 Cotton Ave.

Feb. 24: Birmingham firemen, elected officials, and others will visit students as part of the “Salute to Black Professionals” initiative; several other events are planned, including a program filled with poetry, songs, and dramatizations—All day

 

Hudson K-8, 3300 Shuttlesworth Dr.

Feb. 22: Black History Musical Skit – 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Feb. 28: Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders dressed as famous African-Americans who’ve had a major impact on the music world, will pose in exhibits for the “Living Wax Museum,’’ during which each student will come to life for guests and share important facts about the person portrayed— Time to be announced.

 

Huffman High, 517 Huffman Rd.

Through April 2: The Visual Arts Department will present its Fourth Annual Student Art Exhibition; this year’s theme: “Black Lives Matter—All Lives Matter”—Daily at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th St. N

Feb. 23 and 24: Band performances, skits, African dance, and a step performance will be featured in the production “Black Is …’’—9:30 a.m.

 

Inglenook K-8, 4120 Inglenook St.

Feb 24: Black History Month program—9 a.m.

 

Jackson-Olin High, 1300 Ave. F Ensley

Feb. 16: Black History Month program, “Equality & Justice,” will feature band and choir performances, a short play, a poetry slam, and African dance—3 p.m.

 

Jones Valley Middle, 2000 31st St. SW

Throughout February: Various speakers, including Birmingham City Schools Board Member Randall Woodfin—Times vary

Feb. 23: Black History Month program, featuring speaker Charles Cochran of Miles College Alumni Affairs and a performance by the Wenonah High School Choir— Time to be announced.

 

Minor Elementary, 2425 Ave. S Ensley

Feb. 28: Black History Month program—1 p.m.

 

Norwood Elementary, 3136 Norwood Blvd.

Feb. 16 through 24: Various events, including programs highlighting the advances of African-Americans throughout history, a celebration of grandparents, and visits from a chef and the Carlton Reese Memorial Choir—Times vary

Feb. 24: Carlton Reese Memorial Unity Choir – 1 p.m.

 

Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle, 501 S 81st St.

Throughout February: Various Black History Month celebrations—Times vary

Feb. 28: A special program, “Celebrating the Contributions of African-Americans through History and Culture”—10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

 

Parker High, 400 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.

Feb. 24: The Theater Department will revive the popular TV show “A Different World’’ in a special stage production; expect to see favorite characters, such as Whitley Gilbert, Dwayne Wayne, and Mr. Gaines—6 p.m.; admission: $5

 

Phillips Academy, 2316 Seventh Ave. N

Feb. 23: Black History Month program, featuring appearances by a choir and civil rights foot soldiers. Time to be announced.

Feb. 23 and 24: The play “A Look Behind, A Dream Ahead’’—6 p.m.; admission: $3

 

Princeton Elementary, 1425 Second Ave. W

Feb. 22: “Wax Museum. Time to be announced.

During February: Based on their essays and oral representations of notable African-Americans in the “Wax Museum,” eight students will be chosen to appear as their characters in commercials on WTTO/CW21—Times to be announced

 

Ramsay High School, 1800 13th Ave. S

Feb 28: The Theater and Dance Department will present “Jazz: A Tribute to the Harlem Renaissance,’’ directed by Jacqueline Crenshaw Lockhart; the story takes place at the turn of the 20th century in New Orleans—2:30 p.m.

 

South Hampton K-8, 565 Sheridan Rd.

Feb. 22: A visit from Birmingham Mayor William Bell. Time to be announced.

Feb. 24: A performance by the Jackson-Olin High Choir—9 a.m.

Feb. 27: Appearances by Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper and the Carver High Choir—9 a.m.

 

Sun Valley Elementary, 1010 18th Ave. NW

Throughout February: Various Black History Month celebrations—Times vary

 

Washington K-8, 115 Fourth Ave. S

Feb. 28: “Still Rising,” a celebration of Black History Month through music, art, and poetry—1 p.m.

 

Wenonah High School, 2916 Wilson Rd. SW

Week of Feb. 21–24: Various theme days highlighting school spirit, African-American history, and more—Daily

Feb. 21: Wenonah High School Choir performance—5 p.m. at the Birmingham Public Library Powderly Branch, 3301 Jefferson Ave. SW

Feb 24: 14th Annual Unity Breakfast. Keynote speaker: Rev. Al Sharpton, hosted by the school’s award-winning culinary arts team; this year’s theme: “Facing the Future and Cherishing the Milestones”—8:30 a.m.

 

West End Academy, 1840 Pearson Ave.

Feb. 23: Black History Month program, highlighting African-American male role models—9 a.m. in the school gym

 

Wilkerson Middle, 116 11th Court W

Feb. 16: Black History Month program, featuring performances by the school’s Music and Theater departments and Black History Club—9 a.m.

 

Woodlawn High, 5620 First Ave. N

Feb. 23 and 24: Students will perform monologues and dance routines during “Evolution”—9 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively

 

Wylam K-8, 701 Erie St.

Feb. 24: Black History Month program—9 a.m. for K-4, 1 p.m. for fifth through eighth grades

Feb. 24: Annual “Wax Museum,” during which students dress up as famous African-American figures—10 a.m. to noon in the main hallway

 

Other Birmingham City Schools Departments

Throughout February: The Career and Technical Education Department will celebrate CTE Month with various events and open houses; learn more about it at your school—Times vary