Today’s assembly held at 8:20a.m and 9:30a.m was the final activity in recognition of Black History Month. In this assembly there were expected to be Three guest speakers: Fred Kirkwood, vice president of marketing with Arkansas-Oklahoma Gas; Mike Conley, Olympic gold medalist in triple jump from the UofA; and Marcus Webster, who designed the t-shirts which are being worn today. Mrs. Rhonda Grey, who is a former English teacher at Northside, was the MC.
Included on the program were Northside students singing some contemporary gospel, some Negro spiritual music, and an R. Kelly number, “I Believe I Can Fly.” Also planned were dancing, poetry, and a performance by a rap group from U of A called Impact.
The theme for the assembly and for Black History Month this year is “Still We Rise” which is taken from Maya Angelou’s poem of the same name.