St. Francis of Assisi School celebrates Black History Month

March 12, 2019

Sister MaryEmmanuel Utulu, DDL, near center, helps a St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School student with her presentation during a Black History Month celebration in Houston Feb. 28. Students created dozens of individual artworks, a living museum, performed African dances and sang songs celebrating historical Black figures and Jesus Christ. 
Photo by James Ramos/Herald.

HOUSTON — St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School students brought historic African-American figures to life in a living museum, depicting popular and historic celebrities such as boxer Muhammad Ali; former U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle; civil rights activist Rosa Parks; legendary athlete Michael Jordan; pianist Stevie Wonder; abolitionist Harriet Tubman, among several others like talk show host Oprah Winfrey, NASA engineer Katherine Johnson and poet Maya Angelou.

School Principal Tawana Fulmer and parish Pastor Father Martin Eke, MSP, welcomed parents, community members and visitors to the celebration of Black History Month Feb. 28 in the campus gym. The living museum surrounded an art walk gallery with original creations.

After the living museum, students performed a series of traditional African dances with the guidance of Sister MaryEmmanuel Utulu, DDL, as well as songs honoring African-American leaders like Martin Luther King Jr.