Yesterday, kids at Dawson Elementary School in Huntsville kicked-off black history Month.
Starting off, they held a parade inside the school. They walked through the halls holding signs expressing togetherness, equality, and thankfulness for accomplishments by African Americans.
Principal Taunya Smith says that this is just the beginning of other activities planned for the month, and that, “It is especially important for young people to understand their heritage and why it’s important and significant that we recognize African American accomplishments”.
After the parade, the students had an assembly, where the pastor of Saint Bartley Church spoke. Saint Bartley is the state’s oldest African-American church, and it is right here in Huntsville.
The church is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year.