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CJCP Black Student Union Presents Black History Month Celebration

Members of Central Jersey College Prep Charter School’s Black Student Union led the schools celebration of Black History Month Feb. 28.

The program included a presentation of famous black Americans as well as musical and dance performances.

Tiffany Bennett, a senior, helped form the BSU and coordinated the Black History Month celebration.

Many students, she said, “don’t know what black history is and how important it is for all races.”

In addition to the assemblies for the middle and high schools, the month was celebrated through the playing of music by African-American artists during the day, she said.

“I think they like it a lot,” she said of the program. “We tried to give a large variety in what we’re doing. We have different things so people can see everything that has to do with black history.”

“I feel that it is important now for everyone to know what came before us and what’s going to happen in the future,” Bennett said. “Everyone should know that.”

Namik Sercan, the school’s principal, told the students that “you are the leaders of tomorrow. So please keep in mind that as long as we work together, regardless of skin color, if we fight together we can end racism.”

“As the leaders of tomorrow we have to work together,” he said. “We can do better when we are together.”

Here are some scenes from the program:

 

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