Black History Month And Respect For All At FDR



This month FDR celebrated Black History Month and Respect For All Week. Throughout the month FDR held town halls and events like a student generated photo collage on, ‘What respect for all means to me?’ Students were encouraged to create a 2-minute video and/or create a photo collage. Whether it was a video, photo collage or both, Cougars were able identify as LGBTQIA, or be an ally. A special thanks to all the guidance counselors, administration, teachers, and student government for making this month so special.

Below is an example of how Principal Katz shared her thoughts with our Cougar Family, during this special Black History Month:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929. At the time in that part of the country, segregation—or the separation of races in places like schools, buses, and restaurants—was the law. He experienced racial prejudice from the time he was very young, which inspired him to dedicate his life to achieving equality and justice for Americans of all colors. King believed that peaceful refusal to obey unjust law was the best way to bring about social change.  Some of his famous quotes are:

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

A riot is the language of the unheard.

He has inspired many other leaders, such as Congressman John Lewis, and current Georgia Representative Raphael Warnock.  There is so much more we can say.  Learn more about him here.

Black history is American history.