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Olathe North will be celebrating Black History month during February. Please see the tentative plans listed below. We will also be teaching the understanding of cultural appropriation, to ensure that all students and staff are sensitive and appropriate during spirit week.
February 2nd: Hall decoration @Olathe north from 12:00-3:30, 00 hall, 400 hall, Upper commons, 900 hall, etc. (Quotes, Positive Images, Trivia Questions, Flyers and Etc)
2/03/20. Monday Announcement:
Black History Month is a month set aside to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of Black men and women throughout history.
Carter G Woodson created and promoted “Negro History Week” in 1926. It was expanded to “Black History Month in 1976.
Please keep your ears open for announcements this Month.
2/04/20 “I Have a Dream that my four little children will one day live in a Nation where they will not be judged by the Color of their skin, but by the content of their character” … Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
2/05/20 “Black History Month must be more than just a month of remembrance; it should be a tribute to our history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead.” —Marty Meehan
2/06/20“Black history isn’t a separate history. This is all of our history, this is American history, and we need to understand that. It has such an impact on kids and their values and how they view black people.” —Karyn Parsons
2/07/20 “Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” —Coretta Scott King
2/010/20. “Won’t it be wonderful when black history and Native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.” —Maya Angelou
2/11/20 “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”
2/17/20 “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
—Booker T. Washington
2/18/20 “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.” —Michelle Obama
2/19/20 I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.” —Muhammad Ali
2/20/20 “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” —Martin Luther King, Jr
2/21/20 “Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals. ----Dorothy Height
2/24/20 “I need to see my own beauty and to continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the color of my skin, and the feelings that I have are all worthy and okay.” —Tracee Ellis Ross
2/25/20 “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” —Arthur Ashe
2/26/20” No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”----- Alice Walker
2/27/20 “We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit.” —Martin Luther King, Jr
2/28/20 "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama
Feb 24-28 BSU Black History Spirit Week
February 24th- “Icon Day” favorite black athlete or celebrity/entertainer.
February 25th- “Culture who, Culture you” represent your culture.
February 26th- “Soul Train” favorite blackmusic artist
February 27th- “College Apparel Day” favorite college shirt or sweatshirt.
February 28th- “Black Out” wear all black for BSU presentation and spirit day.