ECLC student, Cadyn Spigner, encourages those gathered at his school
on Tuesday, "to dream, and dream big," as he portrays President Obama.
ECLC Students Salute Black History Month
With Tuesday Program
by: Bobby McDonald
Receiving honors as outstanding Black History leaders in this community, were left to right, Gyeula
Watson, retired educator, Rowena Johnson, Principal at Lamar "University," and Della Robinson,
ECLA Head Start.
Students at SSISD's ECLC paused on Tuesday morning to reflect on Black History and its importance in this world as they introduced such great Black leaders as: Carter Woodson, Father of Black History; Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President and "Slavery Emancipator;" Whitney Houston, entertainer; Fredrick Douglas; Rosa Parks; George Washington Carver; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Madame C.J. Walker; Oprah Winfrey; Jesse Owens; and Marion Anderson.
But, after a presentation of the legacy of these outstanding national leaders, the group honored three outstanding African-American leaders in this community.....Gyeula Watson, a pioneer Black educator and mentor to many, many in this community; Rowena Spigner Johnson, Principal at Lamar Elementary "University," a noted leader and activist in Hopkins County; and Della "Mama" Robinson, an oustanding educator for 17 years in the local Head Start Program and one of the greatest vocalists that Hopkins County knows!
Tuesday's program began with a welcome and introduction to the history of Black History month, by Head Start Director, Hillary Young, and continued with a beautiful selection by Robinson of "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
The members of the ECLC "Dream Team" then portrayed each of the famous Black History legacies.
The program ended with a beautiful selection by the "Dream Team" as they asked the audience to join them in singing "If I Had a Hammer!"