STAMFORD—Trinity Catholic High School will cap off a month of celebrations and art contests in a day dedicated to Black History Month, Tuesday February 27. The day of celebrations will also feature a moving exhibit of actual slave artifacts along with a day of food and music.
The school’s 2019 theme for Black History Month has been: “Gains of the Civil Rights Movement- A Celebration.” An academic component—Black America after MLK, has been ongoing in the classrooms this month, and an art competition celebrating Black History will culminate in the competition finale Tuesday afternoon in a gym showcase.
Craig Kelly, a 9/11 firefighter and counselor, has been assembling a personal collection of African -American slavery artifacts. One of the largest collections, he tours presenting the artifacts to students. “Craig has original abolitionist newspapers, branding irons used to label slaves as property and even centuries-old quilts riddled with messages from elderly slaves who made blankets with rags from their owners houses,” states Dr. Peter Umoh, a teacher at Trinity and coordinator of the month-long celebration. “He felt compelled to share them with the students at Trinity.”
Tuesday’s program will also include a music and word showcase from Dr. Tiffany Jackson, a noted opera singer and professor of music, and a soul-food demonstration and lunch sponsored by Aunty Viv’s Homestyle Cooking. The afternoon session will include music by the Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band, which recently performed on the nationally-syndicated Wendy Williams Show, as well as student performances and a special appearance by Christian rapper Zabbai.
Founded in 1958, Trinity Catholic High School (“TCHS”) is a Roman Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school under the direction of the Diocese of Bridgeport for grades nine through 12. TCHS has a longstanding tradition of rigorous academics, outstanding athletics and community service excellence while modernizing our infrastructure and facilities to be in line with today’s advances in technology. We boast a distinguished and accomplished group of alumni.
TCHS doors are open to academically prepared students of any race, religion, nationality or ethnicity across Fairfield and Westchester Counties. We provide our students with a Christ-centered environment where they study the Catholic faith and worship God as a community of believers. Many activities throughout the year help students to grow in Christian virtue, including organized retreats and community service projects.
(For more information, visit their website at: trinitycatholic.org.)