Ms. Blanca Muniz
Ramey Aguadilla, Puerto Rico | March 1, 2019
Last Friday, February 22, 2019 Ramey School celebrated Black History Month. The students from the Puerto Rico and United States History classes created a presentation portraying the importance of African heritage in our histories and cultures. Throughout the activity we were able to appreciate the important people and events in the African communities in the Americas, including Puerto Rico.
The 11th graders prepared a series of skits representing specific situations endured by African Americans to defend and claim their rights. Intertwining with a message from Martin Luther King, Jr portrayed by Karlmichael S., the 11th graders managed to grab our attention and made us relived moments that were scary, defiant as well as empowering and life changing.
The 12th grade students represented the African heritage here in Puerto Rico through the Poesía Negroide. The three poems were narrating stories using vocabulary, music, and rhythms we proudly inherited and keep very much alive in our culture. They also presented the Shakira’s song “Waka Waka (This song for Africa)” as a tribute to African soldiers.
The Black History Month celebration was enriched with a strong sense of pride for all the accomplishments, influences, and legacies that African-American citizens fought for. It is with great honor that we pass this on to new generations in hope that they appreciate the sacrifices that others endured to bring equality, justice, and freedom for all.