Black History Month Celebration February 2021

NOW OPEN!

** The Exhibition is Now Open! **

See below

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.

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

Exhibit Videos

Exhibit Poetry, Reflections, and Thoughts

EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO LEARN ABOUT THE LINCOLN SCHOOL DECISION OF 1961 AND ABOUT OTHERS WHO STRUGGLED FOR EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE.

This event is sponsored by: