H.O. Brittingham Elementary celebrates Black History Month

March 13, 2019

H.O. Brittingham Elementary students celebrated Black History Month with an assembly March 1 that highlighted the accomplishments of African-American writers, inventors, politicians, entertainers, musicians and sports legends. 

Students created a powerpoint presentation that featured students quoting famous African-American leaders and innovators, and were treated to a special performance by Delaware State University’s Eye of the Storm Drumline.

Ventriloquist team Ken Huff and Mr. Goodwood entertained students and faculty with their comedy act, and even pulled event organizer Bevelene Holloman onstage to perform “The Floss” dance. Holloman said students had been practicing their own dance routines since returning from winter break.

Students learned key facts about the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from the Rev. John G. Moore Sr., who closed the event with a powerful recitation of King's “I have a dream” speech.