Black History Month Celebration February 2021
** The Exhibition is Now Open! **
Please enjoy our students' work in visual art, video, poetry, reflection, and thought.
Look farther below for more information on this celebration and the Lincoln School desegregation case.
POETRY, REFLECTIONS AND THOUGHTS
9TH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY SPOKEN WORD AND ART EXHIBIT
The City School District of New Rochelle, Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators (WABSE), and the New Rochelle Black History Month Committee (NRBHMC) have joined to celebrate our schools and honor our past. The Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators (WABSE) is an affiliate of NABSE, the National Alliance of Black School Educators. The WABSE annual Black History Spoken Word and Art Exhibit began in 1998, at Webster School. WABSE partnered with the CSDNR to form the NRBHMC in 2012 and the celebration moved to New Rochelle High School. Over the past 8 years and before the Covid-19 Pandemic the celebration expanded to include more student work, performances on stage, food and African Arts vendors, activities, and community participation. This year we are going virtual as we pay tribute to a moment in time that changed the history of New Rochelle Schools. Everyone is invited to the 9th Annual Black History Spoken Word and Art Exhibit showcasing student visual art and prerecorded student performances.
You may also access student work through the links below. Enjoy these inspiring submissions.
Exhibit Visual Arts
EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO LEARN ABOUT THE LINCOLN SCHOOL DECISION OF 1961 AND ABOUT OTHERS WHO STRUGGLED FOR EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE.
- Rebus Story about Lincoln School, by Candace Pinn, elementary school
- The Lincoln School Decision Fact Sheet, by Linda Tarrant-Reid, upper elementary, secondary school
- The story of the Lincoln School District and the Taylor Supreme Court Case, by Karen Hessel, secondary school
- Taylor Case Timeline
- Leveling Lincoln, documentary web page, Film trailer, 1:08 minutes
- A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE LINCOLN AVENUE CORRIDOR - 1900s-1960s, 15:38 minutes
- Historical photos of schools and articles in New Rochelle
- Ruby Bridges Goes to School - My True Story, Words by Ruby Bridges, 5:45 minutes
- Ruby Bridges interview, 9:49 minutes, derogatory language
- Ruby Bridges Documentary,10 minutes, derogatory language
- Separate Is Never Equal, by Duncan Tonatiuh, 14:18 minutes
- Sylvia Mendez interview, 2:20 minutes
- 60 Years On, A Look Back at the Little Rock Nine- narration by Ernest Green, 3:10 minutes
- Little Rock Nine narration by Marquette University, 3:41minutes
This event is sponsored by: