AGS Celebrates Black History Month

Students, faculty, and staff at AGS celebrated Black History Month during February with a number of activities, thought-provoking questions, and community building knowledge building. Earlier in the month, Upper Schoolers participated in a Privilege Walk, in which they listened to prompts about various activities they may or may not have been able to do, based on the color of their skin, their gender, or their sexual identity.

Students in the Melanin Matters Club have displayed posters in the halls throughout campus this month which have prompted students and faculty to express how they feel about controversial topics, including whether or not players should be able to take a knee during the National Anthem. At the last Assembly of Black History Month, several activities took place. The Hurricane Choir performed a spoken word and sung adaptation of Dr. Maya Angelou’s poem “I Rise.” All students tested their knowledge of important events, people, and quotes in Black History, and the AGS Step class from Winterim performed alongside Category 5’s rendition of Beyonce’s “Freedom.” Check out some of the photos and videos below of all the great activities planned by and for our students this month.

Videos from Black History Month Assembly

Black History Month at AGS: Faith and Amari ’18 from Atlanta Girls’ School on Vimeo.

Black History Month: “Still I Rise” Hurricane Choir from Atlanta Girls’ School on Vimeo.

Black History Month at AGS: Step Team and Category 5 Perform “Freedom” by Beyonce from Atlanta Girls’ School on Vimeo.