Honoring Black History Month with the arts

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

February may have just started, but Black History Month activities are in full swing at Clay High School in South Bend.

Students at Clay have been working on Black History Month assignments, but one student paid tribute to everything the month stands for in a special project.

A member of the senior class completed an old fashioned dresser which she finished and painted all by herself. It took the student about eight months to finish, and features carefully painted images of historic figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama.

The dresser will be on display when the school welcomes a Temptations tribute band that includes a member from the original soul-singing group.

The group is coming off a tour in Las Vegas, and thanks to a little networked connectedness they are making a stop in the area.

It's back to community involvement said Clay High School assistant principal, Robert Smith.

“Our friends at R&B Car Company are personal friends with the temptations, they are also personal friends of mine so you have friends of friends coming together,” Smith added.

Rick Hummer, a co-promoter of the event noted the importance of remembering the arts as well as the history behind this month.

“It’s a part of who we are, its apart of America, its apart of our history, of course its Black History Month we are talking mo-town,” says Hummer.

The Temptations tribute band will perform on February 16.

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