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Celebrating Black History Month

During the month of February, Saint Ignatius High School will host events and special guest speakers to celebrate Black History Month.

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. 

The month of activities begins on February 1, with our Black History Night Basketball game: JV/Varsity vs. Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School. Both teams will wear our Black History t-shirts designed by Saint Ignatius students, and at halftime we will recognize Mr. Milton Turner '81 as the 2020 Trailblazer Award Winner. This honor recognizes Saint Ignatius alumni of color who have made history, forging new ground as innovators and pioneers both at Saint Ignatius and beyond.

Black History Month commemorative t-shirts will be on sale for $15 during lunch periods throughout the month. Students are invited to wear these shirts on Fridays throughout the month.

Students are also being asked to take part in our 2020 Black History Month T-Shirt Design Competition. Submissions will be judged by a panel of faculty and staff members. Prizes will be awarded to those who are awarded first, second and third place. The top submission will be produced for Black History Month 2021 and beyond.

See a full list of events:
 

Saturday, Feburary 1
Fr. Sullivan Gymnasium
5 - 9 p.m.
 

Black History Month Basketball Games against Villa Angela-St. Joseph
Tuesday, February 4
Fr. Sullivan Gymnasium
Black History Month Assembly
Keynote: Marlon Primes, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word: Honey Bell-Bey

Wednesday, February 5
Rade Dining Hall
3 - 5:30 p.m.
 

Film Screening: "42"

Wednesday, February 12
Room 313
3 - 4 p.m.
 

YouLead Series: Socioeconomic Status
Wednesday, February 19
Rade Dining Hall
3 - 5:30 p.m.
Film Screening: "Redtails"

Friday, February 21
Rade Dining Hall
Lunch Periods
 

Soulful Taste of Ignatius

Friday, February 21
The Breen Center
7 - 9 p.m.
 

Storytellers Series presented by
Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers: "And Still, I Rise!"

Friday, February 28
Rade Dining Hall
Lunch Periods
 
Black History Month Fish Fry