African American History is American History


Guest Speaker and fourth-grade teacher, Anita Gill-Anderson, speaks at the assembly to share to students what black history means and why it is so important.


On Feb. 13, FHS’s Black Student’s Association (BSA) hosted its annual Black History Month Celebration. Many students from different organizations were involved. The dance team, along with some students who dance outside of FHS, performed to “Stand Up for Love” by Destiny’s Child. The assembly also featured students impersonating famous black musicians who had an impact on the entertainment industry.

FHS’s BSA also welcomed guest speaker Anita Gill-Anderson, a fourth-grade Virginia Studies teacher, who gave some insight on black history and what it means to celebrate it. It is especially relevant as 2019 marks the 400th year since enslaved Africans were first brought to Jamestown, VA. The assembly concluded with a powerful joint performance by the BSA and the FHS choir of “We are the World.”