Diggs-Latham wraps up Black History Month

Diggs-Latham wraps up Black History Month
March 01
03:00 2018

After celebrating and learning about African-American culture throughout the month, students at Diggs-Latham Elementary School wrapped up Black History Month earlier this week with their annual celebration.

During the event held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, students took to the stage to show their talents. Performers included members of honors band & orchestra, honors dance and the art club. The keynote address was delivered by Aliza Diggs-Bailey, executive director of the Delta Fine Arts Center.

As she stood before the hundreds of students in the crowd, Diggs-Bailey encouraged students to “dream big and paint their own future.” After giving a brief history of John T. Biggers, an artist in who came to prominence after the Harlem Renaissance after overcoming several obstacles in life, Diggs-Bailey said, “Never let anything get in the way of your dreams. Dream big, paint your own picture, all your dreams will be fulfilled.”

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