Evander Childs H.S. kicks off Black History Month
Evander Childs High School invited influential African-Americans to visit Wednesday for its fourth annual kickoff to Black History Month.
City Councilman Andy King, local union leaders and News 12's Carmen Grant spoke to students on this year's theme: black contributions to labor and media.
With the goal of showing positive examples of how people of color can find success in the city, the guest speakers told students about their backgrounds and how they rose to their current positions.
Every year has a different theme, but the school says the overall goal is to highlight the positive impact of African-Americans in history and the present day.