“a Century OF BLACK LIFE History, and culture”
Over the past century, African American life, history, and culture have become major forces in the United States and the world. In 1915, few could have imagined that African Americans in music, art, and literature would become appreciated by the global community. Fewer still could have predicted the prominence achieved by African Americans, as well as other people of African descent, in shaping world politics, war, and diplomacy. Indeed, it was nearly universally believed that Africans and people of African descent had played no role in the unfolding of history and were a threat to American civilization itself. A century later, few can deny the centrality of African Americans in the making of American history. This year’s theme is “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture. In addition to recognizing the achievement of African Americans, we will also engage our students in several activities to recognize the 100th Day of school, Dental Health Month, American Heart Association Month, and Presidents’ Day. We ask that you please support our Eagles as they actively engage in these various activities and events.