Staten Island Tech’s Black History Month Assembly 2016

February is Black History Month, dedicated to acknowledging and honoring people, events, places, and movements associated with African American culture. Every year the Friends United Blacks United club at the school hosts an assembly to celebrate Black History Month, and for the third year in a row, the school welcomed back the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. This year, the Capoeira Angola Troop took over the stage with their traditional Capoeira martial art practice, along with an educational slide show on the background of the art, and video showing an interpretation of the making of the instruments used in the performance. Students were even invited onto the stage to play these traditional instruments with the performers, and it looked like a great bit of fun. On behalf of the school, a big thanks to the Capoeira Angola Troop for helping us celebrate the African diaspora during this Black History Month.

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