One of the many wonderful things about our school is its cultural diversity. Thorp students, parents and faculty celebrated the contributions of African Americans to our American society through music and song. We would like to thank all of the students who participated. We would also like to thank Mrs. Dobbins, Mr. Vikhter (and special guests Mr. Frank Falduto and Patio Daddio’s) for organizing and playing for our Thorp family!
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history. (http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month)