Virtual Black History Month Celebration


Loyola Park has hosted a Black History Celebration for going on 19 years! Every year, we welcome students of Acero Cruz, Gale Community Academy, Joyce Kilmer, New Field, Chicago Math & Science Academy, Senn High School, Sullivan High School and others to participate by creating art around a theme.

If you missed this year’s online celebration, you can watch it right here and now:

Theme: ``One Pen, One Page``

In February 2021, we held our first virtual Black History Month Celebration. The theme was “One Pen, One Page,” inspired by Amanda Gorman. We asked students to create art using any Adinkra Symbol.

Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, and delivered her original poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris.

* Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti. Adinkra are used in fabrics, pottery, logos, and advertising. They are engraved into walls and other architectural features. Fabric Adinkra are often made by woodcut printing or screen printing.

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