Black History Month Celebration


Jade Morrison

Black History Month Celebration

On February 17th, GALA celebrated Black History Month with a seventh-period celebration to uplift the history, cultures, and contributions of African Americans.

Black History Month honors all Black people from all periods of U.S. history, from the enslaved people first bought over from Africa in the early 17th century to African Americans living in the United States today.

GALA teachers and students were encouraged to celebrate this month by educating themselves and having fun via the booths that various students set up. Let’s take a look at some of the booths that were there:

Hair braiding: This booth taught people the different types of braids typically done by Black people and allowed participants to try to braid them themselves!

Spades & Dominoes: This booth was fun and a learning experience for those who didn’t know how to play spades or dominoes. The students that ran this booth taught those who didn’t know how to play the basics of the games and were able to have fun in the process!

Jump rope/double dutch: Students had fun playing jump rope and double dutch whether they knew how to or not! It was a learning experience for some.

Face painting: This is a tradition that GALA students do every celebration. Props to the face-painting artists!

Not only were there a series of fun booths, but educational posters were strung up, allowing teachers and students to have the opportunity to look at them. Additionally, GALA students performed both dance routines and a poem.

Food was available for sale, and the event ended with dancing to many classic and iconic songs!