Russell Co. Middle School hosts Black History Month celebration

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Russell County Middle School honored African American heritage at the school's fourth annual Black History Month program on Tuesday.

This year's theme was "The Crisis in Black Education."

Russell County District Court Judge Zack Collins gave the keynote address, while students performed poetry, songs and dance in honor of people who have paved the way for African Americans.

They also paid a special tribute to Malcom X on the anniversary of his assassination.

"We don't want to teach our children that black history is just for black people, this is about civil rights and equality for everybody and we made sure that we bridged that gap with children from all nationalities in our program today," said Raven Wilson, a seventh grade English and language arts teacher.

The program also included a tribute to the divine nine historically black Greek letter organizations.

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