Stay Driven Assemblies for Black History Education

Every February we learn about Black History but too often we focus on the same things.

It’s important to know about historical and inspirational heroes such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. Still, we also need to dig deeper and learn more about passionate leaders from Canada.

D.O. Gibson’s presentation specializes in Black Canadian History.  He talks about Viola Desmond, who stood up for her rights by sitting down at a movie theatre in Nova Scotia.  Recently her image was added to the ten-dollar bill.  I talk about freedom fighter Josiah Henson – a slave that traveled the Underground Railroad for freedom in Canada, became a landowner, and helped others free and empower other blacks.  The presentation is interactive, and students will rap along. Finally, he call on volunteers to play a “name that tune” game to highlight black music contributions.

D.O. Gibson will be presenting 2 shows at Guardian Angels on January 26th.   The K-3 show will take place from 8:30-9:15.  The show for grades 4-8 will follow at 10:00 -11:00 a.m.