Saint Ignatius High School

Celebrating Black History Month

Through guest speakers, events and learning, our community will celebrate Black History Month throughout February. Read about all that we have planned!
February is recognized nationally as Black History Month, a time to focus particular attention on the historical contributions of African Americans. Since 2016, the Black History Planning Committee at Saint Ignatius High School has come together to organize events to celebrate this month with our entire school community. These events are designed to offer an immersion in African American culture through history, food, art, music and theater. 
 
Black History Month Polo Shirts will be available for purchase in the Bookstore. Students can wear polos on Fridays during the month of February and throughout the year. Black History Month t-shirts may also be worn on Fridays during the month of February. 
 
Shirts are on sale for $20 each and all proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. 

Students are also being asked to take part in our 2019 Black History Month Creative Arts Contest. Through narrative writing, poetry, journalistic piece, essay, nonfiction, photography, sculpture, painting, drawing or digital art, students are asked to capture the essence of one or both of these quotes:

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” —Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
 
“History has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” —Michelle Obama


Submissions will be judged by a panel of faculty and staff members. Prizes will be awarded to those who are awarded first, second or third place. Top submissions will be published in an upcoming issue of our student newspaper, The Eye. All submissions will be published in the online issue of The Eye.

See a full list of events:

 
   
Every Wednesday in February Black History Month Weekly Trivia
Wednesday, February 6
10 a.m. in Fr. Sullivan Gymnasium

3 p.m. in Sullivan Atrium
Black History Month Assembly
Keynote: Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins, President of West Virginia State University

HBCU College Fair
Friday, February 8
4-7th period in Rade Dining Hall

7 p.m. in Fr. Sullivan Gymnasium
Black History Month Karaoke


Basketball Game with Award Ceremony
Tuesday, February 12
3 p.m. in Rade Dining Hall
Movie Screening and Discussion: "The Hate U Give"
Wednesday, February 20
Lunch periods in Rade Dining Hall
Campus Dining will prepare Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Favorite Meal
Friday, February 22
7:30 p.m. in The Breen Center for the Performing Arts
Storytellers Series presented by
Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers Pride and Perspective: A Celebration of Maya Angelou
Thursday, February 28
Lunch periods in Rade Dining Hall
A Soulful Taste of Saint Ignatius
Sampler Catered by Angie's Soul Food