2012-03-16 / School News

Frederick Douglass Academy Celebrates Roots

By Jazzmin Holly

February was not just the month of love. It also served as the month African-Americans celebrated their heritage and history in America. Schools and businesses prepared assemblies and activities to teach young children, what Black History is all about. The end of the month didn’t signify the end of celebration for Frederick Douglass Academy VI. The Far Rockaway Educational Campus extended Black History Month with its Celebrating Our Roots concert. The hard work by students showed in this astounding concert on Monday, March 5. They ‘dug their roots deep,’ in a unique way. When most people think of our African roots, they think of grass skirts and fur anklets, but the performers portrayed more of the Egyptian side of Africa, with snake-like dances and golden attire. The show not only appealed to the holiday of the month, but student life on a daily basis with a Scholars Fashion Show that had models walking down the runway, showing many different stylish ways to wear the FDA VI uniform. It was beautiful how many of the Frederick Douglass Academy VI clubs came together to make this show, which displayed the true meaning of Black History Month: Togetherness. The music was played by FDA VI’s own Band, the models provided by the Modeling Club, and the dancing by the Latino Spice Club. Black History Month is still alive and well in Frederick Douglass Academy VI.

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