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Rosenwald High School Celebrates Black History Month Through Music

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It was a day filled with music at Rosenwald High School. The school held its annual Black History Month celebration.

The students gathered for an assembly featuring traditional soul food like fried chicken, collard greens, cornbread and much more. This year’s theme was “The Message in the Music.” They invited well known African American guest speakers with musical backgrounds such as George Smith, Clemson Pinckney, Pastor Darrell Kelly, and DJ Big Boi. They performed and talked about the meaning of music from the days of slavery and the civil rights movement all the way to modern hip hop music.

“We hope they will take away the words. Not only the beat, the melodies, the rhythms, but what are the words that are actually being communicated in music and how do those words translate into comprehension and understanding,” said principal Chandra Tyson. 

If you would like to become a mentor at Rosenwald High School they are always looking for more.

Contact the school to get started: (850) 767-4580

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