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Passion, emotion and history – CDDHS celebrates Black History Month

February 22, 2019

SHELBURNE, Ontario – Students and staff at Centre Dufferin District High School gathered in the cafeteria on February 22 for a Black History Month assembly.


According to Rebecca Rose, a teacher at the school, “A few months ago, several students approached [me], interested in starting a Social Equity Group for racialized students. [This group] is now known as the Black Chapter of Social Equity Group.”

This group of dedicated students combined their passions, interest in history and equity, and their talents to put together an inspiring Black History Month assembly for the school.

The assembly saw emotional musical performances from students, a poetry reading, a cultural drumming performance, a demonstration of step and so much more.

The school welcomed Natasha Henry, President of the Ontario Black History Society, to speak to students and staff about Black history in Canada and to share the inspiring stories and journeys of many Black Canadians, past and present.

As a fun way to engage students, at the end of her presentation, Henry shared an interactive quiz with students to test their knowledge of important figures in Canada’s Black history.

The students in the Black Chapter of the Social Equity Group at CDDHS showed their passion and emotion for this topic and should be proud of the amazing performance they displayed.


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