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Clarke Jacksonville Honors Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, classroom lessons at Clarke Jacksonville focused on inclusion, diversity and compassion in honor of Black History Month.

On February 24, Lena Pringle, Reporter at New4Jax, and Ijeoma Ntukogu, children’s book author and pediatric nurse practitioner, read to students to help honor diversity and inclusion.

Following guest readers, Clarke Jacksonville team members and students sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a poem first performed in Jacksonville, FL by James Weldon Johnson, author and civil rights activist. The day was concluded with a viewing of Hair Love, an Oscar-winning short film that centers around the relationship between an African-American father, his daughter and her hair.

Cynthia Robinson, director of Clarke Jacksonville, explains that “Providing every child an opportunity to imagine themselves as powerful contributors to the hearing world, and celebrating every aspect of their own diversity, is an essential part of Clarke’s day to day work.”

Clarke Jacksonville Honors Black History Month

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