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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

Mr. Byrd Looks Back On His Life and the Life of America


Even now, our Mr. Byrd is known as the fastest man of all time in Minnesota.  Mr. Byrd slows down a bit to reflect on his life and the life of America in this collection of notes from a presentation that he made at his alma mater, Green Central School on African American Parent Involvement Day on February 13th, 2012.