Friday, February 29, 2008

Daffodil Days

Kudos and Congratulations to the McKee Community for raising $1,035 for the American Cancer Society. Your contributions through buying daffodils, and the concerted efforts of the coordinator, Ms. Mona Gonzalez, reflects the belief that one of the most beautiful gifts is to offer from one's heart.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Question of the week?

What does it take to make college a reality instead of a possibility?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Famous Dates in Black History

February 7 - President Truman appointed Irwin C. Mollison, Judge of the US Customs Court, 1945
February 9 - Paul Lawrence Dunbar, 1st poet to use Black dialect in his verse, died 1872-1906
Leroy "Satchel" Paige elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1971
February 10 - Southern Christian Leadership Conference founded, 1957
Andrew Brimmer, the first Black person to serve on the Federal Reserve Board
Leontyne Price, world reowned soprano, born 1927
February 11 - Nelson Mandela, leader of movement for democracy in South Africa, released from prison after 27 years, 1990
Clifford Alexander, Jr. first Black Secretary of State, confirmed 1977
February 12 - Lincoln's Birthday
NAACP founded after riot in Springfield, Ill., 1909
February 13 - First Black pro Basketball team, "The Renaissance," organized 1923
February 14 - Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist, born 1817 - 1895
Morhouse College, founded in Atlanta, 1867
February 19 - First Pan-African Congress organized in Paris by WEB DuBois, 1919

Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition Opportunity

Click on the title to find out about the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition. There will be citywide winners for high school. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Each winner will be awarded $500. The submission deadline is February 29th.

Friday, February 1, 2008

McKee's Red Letter Day

Get a load of the ladies, and lad, in red, in recognition of the National Heart Association awareness campaign on February 1st.

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