The the month of February America celebrates black history (though it should be all year). Black History is honoring blacks who helped our country such as Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks and Alvin Ailey. Martin Luther King JR helped our country by telling the whole world segregation was wrong because segregation hurts African-Americans AND white people. Rosa Parks helped our country by allowing blacks to sit on public transportation as well as whites. On the Montgomery bus, a white man told Rosa Parks to give up her seat- but Rosa Parks said she will not give up her seat because it wasn’t fair that only whites could sit where they wanted. Then 10 minutes later the cops came an arested Rosa Parks. Alvin Ailey helped our country by making a Alvin Ailey dance company. It made Black and Whites work together. Sadly Alvin Ailey died of AIDS in 1989.
On March 6, 2009- PS.119 had its first Red Carpet Event. First kids from 5th and 4th grade spoke about notable people such as Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Alvin Ailey, Bob Marley and Nelson Mandela. Then the PS.119 choir sang the Black National Anthem, Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing. The last part there were the fabulous PS 119 Dancers. They were dancing to the famous African American jazz composer Miles Davis. At the end, Ms.Snow asked who do you this is the best? The people chose Alvin Ailey.