This year, MSDA’s Diversity Club will be leading the Mount community’s celebration of Black History Month with weekly features, complemented by MSDA Alumnae Spotlights.
February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month – an annual commemoration that raises awareness of and honors the rich contributions, achievements and legacy of Black people throughout American history. Originally launched in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson as a weeklong event, the commemoration was expanded to a month-long celebration in 1976 by President Gerald R. Ford.
Join the students of Mount St. Dominic Academy on Zoom for a celebration of Black History Month. The assembly event will feature a presentation, discussion, and keynote speaker Dr. Marie Jackson '01. The student-led presentation will honor Black Americans and their important contributions to the history of the United States, and the discussion will follow on the social and cultural issues impacting the Black community. As a general dentist and owner of Stellar Smile Center in Montclair, Dr. Jackson joins us as the keynote speaker and will encourage, educate and enlighten students with a discussion on several topics including influences, entrepreneurism, the role race and ethnicity has had on her personal journey, and ways to support Black-owned businesses.
To join in, please RSVP by 8 a.m. 2/10 to receive the Zoom details.
View Alumnae Spotlights.