History Club Celebrates Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, the FLVS History Club has compiled a gallery of student work on their website managed by the club president.
The History Club newsletter, “A Blast from the Past,” features student articles, essays, reports, videos, paintings, drawings, and artwork.
Along with monthly updates, the site also includes current news and a page featuring historic events from the current month.
In honor of Black History Month, the following poem was contributed by student Ashley Dorvilias:
We are more than our skin tone.
More than the color of our eyes.
More than our ethnicities.
We are the words we speak.
The people we love.
We are the ones that hurt us the most but still stay by their side.
We are the families we are raised in.
The places we have been and are going.
We are our the foods we love and the foods we hate.
We are our imperfect smiles and crazy laughs.
We are our favorite shoes and the clothes we cant seem to get rid of.
We are NOT the hatred but the love.
We are the memories stored deep in our brains (Both good and bad).
We are our achievements and our failures.
We are Not what others say we are, We are what we say we are.
So no we are Not our skin tone.
Nor the color of our eyes.
Not even are ethnicities.
We are the things that are within,the way we connect with others and the love we share.
The outside does not define us…But what’s within, that’s what count’s.
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.