Black History Month @Carter

We have been celebrating Black History month in a variety of ways here at Carter.

Art Workshop by Ekow Nimako

We were thrilled to have artist, Ekow Nimako come to our school to offer a LEGO workshop to three of our Art classes.

Ekow shared the theme of the “Odd one out” in film and comics and spoke to everyone’s role in allyship. He also shared about Afrofuturism, an art form which permeates literature, film, and art and which he defines as:

“a cultural genre and aesthetic that explores black and afro-diasporic narratives relating to the past and examining the future.”

He cites Black Panther as a good example of Afrofuturism. Students in the workshops created their own legacies as they imagine them a thousand years in the future. Every art piece was unique and beautiful!

Celebrating Food

The Food and Nutrition class treated the entire school to African Jollot Rice, Jamaican Caribbean Coconut cakes, and Pina Colada smoothies. The food was absolutely delicious!


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Beyond Black History Month in the Library LC

Students were asked, “Who Inspires You?” which led to the bulletin board display in the Library Learning Commons.  Many books in our Library collection feature important black figures in history, but also books which feature authors and main characters of black descent.  Beyond February, the Library Learning Commons is a place where the voices of all people are present every day of the year.

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This is also true for the beautiful mosaics of Martin Luther King Jr. which hang in the Library all year long.

If there is a book that you believe should be present in the collection, contact the teacher-librarian.