Roger Bell students celebrate Black History Month with program

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A student portraying Rosa Parks is arrested and taken from a bus to make room for a white passenger during a skit at a Black History Month program at Roger Bell Elementary School in Havelock.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 08:55 PM.

The Rev. Shannon Sabsook asked Roger Bell Elementary School students an important question.

"Why Black History Month? Why is it so important?" he said during the school’s Black History Month program.

Then he answered his own question.

"We should take our history, learn it and have it propel us into the future," he said.

Principal Paul Gainey had the same message.

"We should recognize the contributions of African-Americans and use it to be better Americans and to be better people," he said. "It takes everybody to make our country great and our school great."

Students celebrated Black History Month with singing, dancing, drumming and a skit about Rosa Parks, who set the stage for civil rights when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger.



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