NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The City School District of New Rochelle (CSDNR), the Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators (WABSE) and the New Rochelle Black History Month Committee is seeking artists for the 7th Annual Black History Celebration, including the WABSE Spoken Word and Art Exhibit, which will be held on Feb. 9, 2019, at New Rochelle High School.
The event will commemorate the life, work and legacy of singer Aretha Franklin by celebrating themes of freedom, perseverance, civil rights and activism. Franklin’s artistry spans decades and musical genres of the blues, gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues and popular music.
Staff will once again be asked to work with CSDNR students to showcase their visual art, spoken word, drama, dance, music and poetry for the celebration.
“This annual event brings together the entire community as we celebrate American history and the awesome talents of our students in the City School District of New Rochelle!” said Candace Pinn, WABSE president, event chair and Barnard Kindergarten teacher.