The Houston Independent School District is celebrating Black History Month by commemorating district alumni and staff who are considered groundbreakers and trailblazers.
The theme for this year’s celebration was created to align with the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History’s (ASALH) theme “Black Migrations.” While previous themes were inclusive of earlier centuries, this theme focuses specifically on the 20th century through today.
The district created a poster and series of table tent cards that will be placed in break rooms and Hattie Mae’s cafe that will feature African-Americans who are former HISD staff and/or students and have made contributions to art, literature, business, sports and pop culture.
To further celebrate Black History Month, a special musical performance by teachers will be presented at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Hattie Mae’s cafe at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St., 77092). Nutrition Services will serve soul food cuisine.
Learn more about HISD’s Black History Month commemoration at HoustonISD.org/BHM2019