The mission of Cheshire Academy’s Black Student Union is to educate.
“Not only educate those of black heritage but to educate all people of the importance and influence of black culture over the United States,” said Mahalia Bazile ’15, the group’s advisor. “We serve as a place where black students can bond through our shared culture while having meaningful conversations centering around issues related to race, social justice, and inclusion.”
The group has drawn nearly 20 students this year and meets regularly for student-driven discussions about current events, social issues and more.
To celebrate Black History Month, students have recited poems like “I, Too” by Langston Hughes at a recent all-school Morning Meeting, and have organized musical performances of iconic songs like “Lift Every Voice and Sing”.
The Cheshire Academy library is also taking part in the month-long celebration with movie nights and a Black History Month book display.
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Black History Month in 5️⃣ words from students of Cheshire Academy’s Black Student Union: . . Temilade Onile ’22: Unapologetic, Equality, Hope, Persistent, and Justice. . . Jayden Cooper ’19: Remembering Great Blacks Through Empowerment. . . Seun Ojo ’19: Self-love, Culture, Black Excellence, Unity, and Perseverance. . . Sandra Maina ’20: Empowerment, Excellence, Togetherness, Freedom, and Inclusion. . . Russell Tevie ’20: Freedom, Inspirational, Unity, Empowering, and Justice. . . Jaida Williams ’19: Powerful, Strong, Unstoppable, Passionate, and Overcoming. . . Read more about the Black Student Union and what Cheshire Academy is doing to celebrate Black History Month in the news section on our homepage! . . #bhm #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory #blackstudentunion