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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, March 03, 2016, Page A9, Image 9

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a Photo by Tevin Stiasoo Endia Beal, director of the Diggs Art Gallery on the campus of Winston-Salem State University, talks about famous African-American artists during the Black History celebration at Diggs-Latham Elementary School on Friday, Feb. 26. Students celebrate end of Black History Month BY TEVIN STINSON THE CHRONICLE The students and facul ty members at Diggs Latham Elementary school wrapped up Black History Month in style last Friday afternoon. During an assembly complete with dance per formances, songs and ren ditions Bom honors band and orchestra students, the event was filled with fun and excitement for the stu dents as well as the dozens of parents in attendance. "Since we have such a large population of minori ty students, we felt it was important to do something special for Black History month," said Amanda Gordon, chairperson of the Black History Committee. The celebration was the I culminating event for the school's activities and events geared toward edu cating the students on the contributions of African Americans to society. Throughout the entire month, teachers taught les sons about slavery, segre gation, the Civil Rights Movement and the 1960s' Sit-In movement. Along with perform ances by the students and a number of teachers, direc tor of the Diggs Art Gallery Endia Beal made a special guest appearance during the celebration. Beal dis cussed a number of famous African-American artists and the importance of pre serving their work. Beal said the majority of famous African American artists produced art based on things they loved. She encouraged the students to figure out the thing they love the most and follow their dreams. "When you get older and figure out what you want to be, it's important that you include the things you love and also your freedom of expression." she said. "As you move forward in the world, those things will become very important." Principal Donna Cannon said she is proud of what the school did dur ing Black History Month to educate the students. "This has been an incredible month of cele bration and learning," said Cannon. "I am proud to say that we are one of the few schools that takes the time to teach our students about history that is sometimes overlooked." 1 Forsyth County Board of Elections ' Early Voting Schedule March 15, 2016 Primary Election Main Office Location: Thursday & Friday Monday - Friday Saturday March 3-4 March 7-11 March 12 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Forsyth County Board of Elections Forsyth County Government Center 201 N. Chestnut Street. - Winston Salem Satellite Locations: Monday - Tuesday Wednesday - Friday Saturday March 7-8 March 9-11 March 12 ...10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ..10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ....9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Brown & Douglas Recreation Center 4725 Indiana Ave - Winston Salem Kernersville Senior Center/Library 130 East Mountain Street - Kernersville Mazie Woodruff Center 4905 Lansing Drive - Winston Salem Polo Park Rec Center 1850 Polo Rd - Winston Salem Southside Library 3185 Buchanan St - Winston Salem Clemmons Library 3554 Clemmons Rd - Clemmons Lewisville Library 6490 Shallowford Rd - Lewisville Old Town Recreation Center 4550 Shattalon Drive - Winston Salem Rural Hall Library 7125 Broad Street - Rural Hall St Paul United Methodist Church 2400 Dellabrook Road - Winston Salem en id? ; Beginning with the March 15, 2016 Primary Election most voters must show acceptable photo ID at the polls. For more information about the photo ID requirement, please visit WWtVPfrrM-ng flov For addHonal information contact the Foray* County Board of Election* (338) 703-2800 www.tcvotaa.oom T ? V iliFlMtMi rluTT/TnT^Wk UA. R' * ? ^fTT'f-l WT j ^ PX H mh ? 1 ? I ? fl ? ? _ a m W ? ^k ^P ^k Ml ?W* ?cations forthe| Class < [jP BULKY ITEM COLLECTION IS BACK! Bulky item collection is * underway and goes through Sept. 2 for ^ single-family households gj in Winston-Salem. Consider donating gently used items to Habitat for Humanity's Restore. For FREE PICKUP Call: 336-893-8494 w Collection guidelines and address look-up at www.Bulkvitems.CitvofWS.orq or call Citylink 311. mm^^^0m jMr-ak, . -- edk my A. .1 saiuraay, Marcn zt> Historic Bethabara Park 10 a.m.-noon: Easter Egg Hunt Our annual Easter FflnQ inclining prizes and raffles at a NEW location! i ? vn 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Entertainment Noorv-3 p.m.: Kite Flight { Kite flying, birds and more. Bring your own Idle or borrow one of ours. vfl?HISTORIC t.Vvl -^gSBETHARARA ***?? w m&SXJ.?/% * REQUEST A SERVICE ? ifl Call 311 or 336-727-8000 Ward, Maty Isight. South Wort) Jaft Macintosh. Northwest Ward, OwwSt L Montgomery, fart Ward; Jamas Taylor. Jr, Southaast Ward City Managv: Laa Garrity % FIND US ON OQI t

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