RPES 2nd graders put on Black History Month program

Published 10:28 am Monday, February 28, 2022

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“I am Ruby Ridges.”

“I am Rosa Parks.”
“I am Martin Luther King Jr.”

“I am President Abraham Lincoln.”

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“I am President Barack Obama.”
This was a small portion of Rachel Patterson Elementary School’s annual Black History Program, which was held on Feb. 28 in the school’s cafeteria.

Parents, guardians, elected officials and visitors attended the event.

RPES second grade students put together the program. The program highlighted African American figures in history; students sang songs; a poem was said by a group of students; and a special guest performance was brought by The I Am Kingdom Dancers.

Bridges was played by Nevaeh Mix; Parks was played by Jah’Liyah Dawson; King was played by Montez Riley; Lincoln was played by Syler Fularz; and Obama was played by Major Walker.

The skit was “Get to the Back of the Bus,” and chronicled Parks’ decision to stay in her seat and afterward.

The directress of order was Jehle Poindexter.