Let Us Celebrate Deaf Black History Month
February 11, 2012
Black History Month is an annual recognition of important events in African-American history. If has been celebrated every year since February, 1976. On February 11, 2012, HBDA proudly presented a Black History event, "Let Us Celebrate Deaf Black History."
Dr. Shirley Allen gave a very interesting presentation. The audience was amazed to learn about different inventions. Dr. Allen shared with us the names of a few Black inventors. Some of their inventions were: the air conditioner, the traffic light, the toilet, and others.
Emmanuel Eziashi shared stories about Dr. Andrew Foster, a deaf missionary and the first Black student to graduate from Gallaudet. Dr. foster founded many deaf black schools in Africa. He also baptized Emmanuel before Emmanuel moved to America.
Dr. Shirley won the prize for the best dressed African clothing for women and Emmanuel won the prize for men. He presented his prize to Shawn, saying Shawn deserved it, because he had worked so hard setting up our website and other things.
Three people won prizes for the pop quizzes and four people won raffle prizes. The pictures are shown below.
The soul food was delicious, and we thank everyone for your support.
Shawn Richardson as the Chairperson for the Black History Month Event
Dr. Shirley Allen
"Sharing Two Worlds of Heroes"
Shawn and Dr. Allen posed for a photo.
Margo as 1st Pop Quiz Winner
2nd Pop Quiz Winner
Emmanuel and Victor (right) went to a same school in Africa.
3rd Pop Quiz Winner
Vote for the Best Dressed Man & Woman in African Clothing
Dr. Allen and Emmanuel were voted as the best dressed woman and man in African clothing
and received African sculptures as prizes.
With his generosity, Emmanuel decided to give his honorable prize to Shawn.
Margo awarded an ASL Student (left) as a raffle ticket winner with one of prizes.
Shirley (right) as a Raffle Ticket Winner
Victor (right) as a Raffle Ticket Winner