February is Black History Month.
Every year Palms holds a Black History Assembly (theme: "I Have a Dream") where students perform -- singing, dancing, doing skits, etc. -- in recognition of African-American culture. The Palms Jazz Band often performs. Other forms of recognition occur throughout the month.
Spring 2016 Black History Assembly
Friday February 26, 2016
For further information, check the School Calendar and watch for news announcements.
Black History Challenge
Can you identify these famous black Americans? Answers are below but don't click until you try to answer the questions yourself.
- ...invented a machine called a "lasting machine" that stitched the leather of a shoe to its sole.
- ...served three years in reform school for attempted burglary before writing many famous rock-and-roll songs.
- ...sang in church choirs while growing up as the granddaughter of two Methodist ministers.
- ...worked at a childcare center before becoming a well-known political figure.
- ...was a one-time Nation of Islam minister and was assassinated while giving a speech in 1965.
- ...had first and middle names "Edward Kennedy" at birth.
- ...was the first black congresswoman to be elected from the Deep South.
- ...was a Harvard graduate and played a role in starting the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
- ...helped register black voters in Mississippi and led boycotts there of firms that practiced racial discrimination.
- ...was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in making an Arab-Israeli peace in 1949.
Do your own research to try to solve the Black History Challenge above.
Then click below to check your answers.