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Cherokee High School Celebrates Black History Month

Cherokee High School Celebrates Black History Month!

We will be recognizing Black History month with different quotes and sayings the last day of every week in February.  Black History month was started in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson recognizing the achievements of African Americans in our country's history in February as it is the same birth month of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas.  Initially a week long, but changed in 1976 to a month long, focused on programs and activities celebrating and exploring the history of black Americans.

Friday Feb 1st

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others." ~ Confucius


Friday, Feb 8th

"Freedom is a system based on courage." ~ Harriet Tubman


Thursday, Feb 14th

"The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself time to do what you want to do." ~ Leontyne Price

"Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman." ~ Marian Anderson


Friday, Feb. 22nd

"Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow- red, yellow, brown, black and white… America is not like a blanket- one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size.  America is more like a quilt- many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven together and held together by a common thread.  All of us count and all of us fit somewhere." ~ Jesse Jackson


Thursday, Feb 28th

"Champions aren’t made in gyms.  Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them- a desire, a dream, a vision." ~Mohammed Ali