Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, communities around the country hosted a variety of programs and events designed to educate and inform people about the rich history and culture of African Americans and to celebrate and recognize the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout history.

Luverne students with Monty Dillard and Charlie Sankey Jr., guest speaker during Luverne’s program. Sankey is a loan officer at First Citizens Bank and is the chairman of the Crenshaw County Commission, serving as a commissioner for twenty years. Sankey said Black History is about everyone.

The programs held in Crenshaw County Schools featured guest speakers and the events involved students that participated in reciting poetry, singing, dancing- to include praise dancing and cultural dancing, skits, and presenting research on notable African Americans.

The Luverne High School Praise Dancers perform to “Rise Up.”

These programs offer an opportunity for students to showcase their talents and creativity in celebrating Black History Month and help to foster a sense of community and pride among students.

Trey Marshall, senior; and Na’Tiya Marshall, tenth grader, participate in a praise dance during Brantley school’s program.