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On Their Shoulders: Honoring the African American Contributions to Patrick Henry and America
Mr. Syid Abdullah (Father of Mr. Yusuf Abdullah) sailing on the USS Providence during the Vietnam War

We're trying to make Black History Month stretch over an entire year. We invite all staff and students to take a moment and write the answers to these simple questions:

  • Who in your family, community, and our country has inspired, motivated, and lifted your spirits to help you become a better person? 
  • What actions did they take that made you and the world a better place to live? 
  • As you stand on their shoulders what will YOU do to inspire others and also make the world a better place to live?

A great place to look for community and national leaders is at the African American Registry

Benjamin McHie: Stretching Black History From One Month To Full Year

Photo courtesy of Feb 16th Star Tribune and Elizabeth Flores

Patrick Henry is proud to tell the story of Benjamin McHie, who has written thousands of stories of legendary African American leaders in the African American Registry (under the Heroes tab in Quick Links of this Home Page).  The Feb. 16th, 2012 Star Tribune now writes his story.