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Black History Month display caseHoward L. Goff Middle School has been celebrating Black History Month throughout February. The activities were organized by teachers Karen Anderson-Green and Rachel Mathis and meant to recognize the many contributions made by African Americans throughout U.S. history.

  • Display case in the main lobby features prominent African Americans who have had an impact on the United States. Its theme is “#BlackHistoryMonthMatters” and it has featured notable people such as abolitionist Harriet Tubman, scientist George Carruthers, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and poet Maya Angelou.
  • Book display in the Goff Library featuring prominent African Americans throughout history.
  • Teachers and staff have read short biographies of a featured person of the day during the morning announcements. There are also short videos of that featured person played during CCS.
  • Music teacher David Bresnahan chose 15 musical selections created by black musicians – from Ella Fitzgerald to Al Green – to be played during the morning news.

“Black History Month is a way for our school community to observe and remember the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history,” said Goff Principal Wayne Grignon. “It is a way for us to continue promoting cultural diversity while honoring the contributions of others. I am proud and commend our faculty, staff and students for organizing a very supportive and engaging month-long event for the middle school. A special thanks to Mrs. Anderson-Green and Mrs. Mathis for chairing and organizing the committee.”

Black History Month display case

Black History Month book display