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FWISD 2024 BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION HONORS LOCAL, NATIONAL TRAILBLAZERS

In a commitment to highlighting the rich diversity of cultures within our district, the Fort Worth ISD is excited to celebrate the achievements of local and national trailblazers this Black History Month.

We invite you to visit  www.fwisd.org/blackhistorymonth and FWISD social media channels often to engage with stories, videos, quotes, and images celebrating Black Americans throughout the month.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 5, the District is launching Black History Month themed days celebrating the past, present, and future on our website and social media:

·  Monday Motivation: Hear from and about FWISD alumni and Fort Worth legends who’ve reached heights on local and national stages including Gen. Michael E. Langley, the first Black four-star general in the U.S. Marine Corps; Judge L. Clifford Davis, a legendary attorney who fought to integrate Fort Worth schools and Dr. Opal Lee, the grandmother of Juneteenth

·  Tour Tuesday: Learn about unique locations in the District and city and their connection to notable African American figures

·  Wisdom Wednesday: Be inspired with words from remarkable role models

·  Throwback Thursday: Go back in time with us for history and stories about FWISD’s first Black Board of Education Trustee, Reby Cary, the legendary basketball career of Robert Hughes Sr. and much more

·  Friday Features: Take time to view profiles spotlighting the amazing talents of African American students in Fort Worth ISD.

The celebration does not stop there.  A special exhibit at FWISD’s Billy W. Sills Center for  Archives reflects on the District’s first Black educators and students. Learn about Isaiah Milligan Terrell (I.M. Terrell), principal of the District’s first Black school, which opened its doors in 1882. The archives center is located at 7060 Camp Bowie Blvd. in the FWISD District Service Center.

In our classrooms, students will learn about noteworthy and inspiring role models in Black history.

Please view our online calendar or contact your local FWISD school for details about activities and programs scheduled throughout the month that acknowledge and celebrate the contributions, advancement, and successes of Black Americans. Events will include music, food, crafts, art, and living museums.

We encourage you to join us in celebrating the diversity of our nation in February and beyond.  Share your thoughts about Black History with us all month long via the FWISD social media channels.