Students in the upper school assembled Wednesday to honor Black History Month. The Jazz Band played an interlude and later performed the song “Minnie the Moocher” by Cab Calloway, with a solo by senior Owen Fox-Whelpton. Mr. Torrence gave an introductory speech and Ms. Richardson was the main adult speaker this month. Senior Trinity Rich read the poem “Oluwa Seun.” Students including Charlotte Krisetya, Kayla Schifferle, Jelani Massey, Asseyah Walker, Ben Southworth, Essah Goumou, and Zoe Edelman shared the stories of significant figures from history. Senior Ryann Mellion and junior Hawa Sturr sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” by James Weldon Johnson. The Honors choice also performed the song “Chile Con Carne” by The Real Group and freshman Brandon Souverain performed “Harlem Shadows” by Claude McKay. The stage was adorned with artwork by art teacher Ms. Coleman of historical figures, musicians and leaders like Malcolm X, Bob Marley, Nina Simone, and Angela Davis, and Adinkra Artwork created by Ms. Richardson. The event was a collaborative chance to celebrate and honor culture as a school community through art, music, philosophy, and spoken word.