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Black History Keynote Speaker from GU Dr. Marcia Chatelain Inspires Students to use Talents, Kindness
Posted 02/22/2018 01:25PM

Georgetown University's Dr. Marcia Chatelain encourages BMHS students to use talents and kindness to help othersOn February 15th, Bishop McNamara High School hosted our annual Black History Month Assembly. The event began with a special performance with BMHS Principal Dr. Nigel Traylor on the keyboard and Fine Arts faculty member Ms. Rhoda Sutton singing vocals. 

BMHS students conducted research on historic African American figures prior to the assembly, providing their findings in live museum presentations. The event featured several performances by our Sankofa Company, the Step Team and the Hip Hop Club.

The keynote speaker was Georgetown University Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Dr. Marcia Chatelain. Dr. Chatelain gave a presentation on the influence of the unsung heroes in American history who helped promote African American civil rights. The emphasis of her presentation was to inspire students and remind them that their talents and kindness can have an incredible impact, and can be used to help people in need.

Closing remarks were given by faculty member Mr. Craig Glover Hines '09, who gave an inspirational speech on hope for the future, following one's own path, and the vital importance of faith. 

We have also created a video of the Black History Month - Live Museums for our community.

Thank you to all who participated and attended this annual event.

Please enjoy a slideshow of the day's event.


Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934


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