Ellenville H.S. Hosts Black History Month Workshop

ELLENVILLE – United States Representative Antonio Delgado visited Ellenville High School on February 20 to participate in a Black History Month workshop titled “Black American Greatness from the 19th to 21st Century.”

The event, which also featured Ulster County Legislator John Gavaris, was hosted by Go Beyond Greatness, a college and career readiness program that empowers young people to develop the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century.

The students learned a great deal during this thoughtful and inspiring discussion, which was part of a month-long series made possible through the New York State My Brother’s Keeper program and the Ellenville Central School District.

Other lectures that took place throughout the month included “Why Should We Study Black History,” “Hotep: Ancient Civilizations of African,” and “Amandla: The Power of Black Music,” which featured Ulster County Legislator Manna Jo Greene and Ellenville NAACP President Maude Bruce. A culminating Kwanzaa celebration featuring a traditional Karamu Feast will be held on February 27.

Frank Mulhern, Ellenville’s Coordinator of Family & Community Engagement Programs, as well as the My Brother’s Keeper Grant, was instrumental in bringing the series to Ellenville. He praised the students who attended the powerful workshops.

“Thank you for choosing to expose yourselves to this opportunity,” he said. “Events like this can be very meaningful to your futures.”

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