The Wilson Beacon

BSU coordinates BHM celebration

Back to Article
Back to Article

BSU coordinates BHM celebration

Elie Salem and Nate Belman

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Wilson administration and the Black Student Union (BSU) independently created a series of Black history activities, filling every school day in the month.

Assistant Principal Gregory Bargeman kicked off the first day of February by reading the Black national anthem on the loudspeakers. He continued to read poems by Black authors on the announcements throughout the first week.

In total, 16 separate events were organized, including a visit by Black TV Anchor Bruce Johnson in the media center and a Black southern food celebration in the atrium. The events were accompanied by Bargeman playing a genre of music important to Black history—jazz, R&B, and go-go—in the atrium everyday at STEP.

The Black Student Union added to the festivities by sponsoring a Black History Month event each Thursday. On February 7, the organization celebrated historically Black forms of dance in the atrium, on the 14th, they hosted a Black love Valentine’s Day party, on the 21st, they sponsored an HBCU (Historic Black Colleges and Universities) door-decorating contest, and on the 27th, they led a favorite Black artist appreciation party. Black Student Union also worked with Wilson administration to create an “I Have a Dream Wall” in the atrium, where students can write a wish they have for the future.

“We’re trying to make it more fun and interactive [than last year],” said Skye Irving, one of the leaders of the Black Student Union.

Bargeman said that the goal of the events was to give the accomplishments of Black Americans the same attention as other parts of American history. “We just want to share with everybody that to be African American is the same thing as being an American, and make sure that all culture in America is recognized,” he said.

About the Contributors
Elie Salem, News Editor

Second year at The Beacon, but it’s no sweat cuz he is a BOSS. This junior is also the News Editor, though is never mentioned (probably intentionally)...

Ellida Parker, Editor-in-Chief

Ellida is a senior who has been devoted to The Beacon for several beautiful, news-filled centuries. She is excited to be at the helm of this fine paper...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    Former Wilson principal passes away

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    Wards 7 and 8 schools lose $13.6 million in new budget

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    DCPS rejects Wilson online enrollment idea for next school year

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    Wilson alumni oppose proposed name change

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    Remembering Breon Austin

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    PTSO seeks to eliminate class rank

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    Administration’s response to tragedy met with criticism

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    Wilson mourns beloved custodian Derick Davis

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    SGA changes officer election process

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    Wilson to expand special education support team

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    LSAT votes in favor of a seven period schedule; change is unlikely

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    Wilson hosts “Earth Week” in recognition of climate change

  • News

    Wilson considers implementation of seven-period day

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    Wilson adds new classes to next year’s curriculum

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    Poor logistical and financial supports leave Wilson instruments in critical condition

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    Relationship between Honors for All and AP enrollment inconclusive

  • News

    Survey finds widespread minority male discontent

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    Widespread copier issues undermine teacher planning

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    DCPS terminates new School Without Walls admissions policy that promoted diversity

  • BSU coordinates BHM celebration

    News

    Martin asks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to speak at Wilson graduation ceremony

Navigate Right
The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
BSU coordinates BHM celebration