Honoring the Harlem Renaissance

Honoring the Harlem Renaissance photo

At the annual Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 8, Harborfields honored and celebrated the Harlem Renaissance. Oldfield Middle School students Kyrah Mullings and Sarah Walker together with teacher Jeffrey Shade acted as the Masters of Ceremonies for the evening, which included musical, artistic and spoken performances by students from each of the district’s schools. Black History Month-inspired student artwork was featured throughout the auditorium.

“This is truly an amazing event that will highlight all the work and the talent of not only our students, but our teachers and staff,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Francesco Ianni. “When we think back on a renaissance, it is a time of wonderful music and art, and it’s a time when people look back for encouragement and to be inspired and to reflect on how far we have come.”

The evening concluded with a special performance from Dr. Linda Humes, a storyteller and folklorist who performs and conducts workshops nationally and internationally.