Multimedia and Youth Leadership

Multimedia and Youth Leadership will be presented by Dr. Stanley El, Saturday September 24, 2016. This is a free event

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3rd Annual Founder’s Day Gala

The 3rd Annual Founder’s Day Gala celebrating the shoulders that we stand upon will be held Friday, September 9, 2016.

founders day cover 20163rd Annual Founders Day Gala. Celebrating the shoulders we stand upon will be held Friday, 9/9/2016.

Happy Mother’s Day

THE NEGRO MOTHER–Langston Hughes
Children, I come back today
To tell you a story of the long dark way
That I had to climb, that I had to know
In order that the race might live and grow.
Look at my face – dark as the night –
Yet shining like the sun with love’s true light.
I am the dark girl who crossed the red sea
Carrying in my body the seed of the free.
I am the woman who worked in the field
Bringing the cotton and the corn to yield.
I am the one who labored as a slave,
Beaten and mistreated for the work that I gave –
Children sold away from me, I’m husband sold, too.
No safety, no love, no respect was I due.

Three hundred years in the deepest South:
But God put a song and a prayer in my mouth.
God put a dream like steel in my soul.
Now, through my children, I’m reaching the goal.

Now, through my children, young and free,
I realized the blessing deed to me.
I couldn’t read then. I couldn’t write.
I had nothing, back there in the night.
Sometimes, the valley was filled with tears,
But I kept trudging on through the lonely years.
Sometimes, the road was hot with the sun,
But I had to keep on till my work was done:
I had to keep on! No stopping for me –
I was the seed of the coming Free.
I nourished the dream that nothing could smother
Deep in my breast – the Negro mother.
I had only hope then, but now through you,
Dark ones of today, my dreams must come true:
All you dark children in the world out there,
Remember my sweat, my pain, my despair.
Remember my years, heavy with sorrow –
And make of those years a torch for tomorrow.
Make of my pass a road to the light
Out of the darkness, the ignorance, the night.
Lift high my banner out of the dust.
Stand like free men supporting my trust.
Believe in the right, let none push you back.
Remember the whip and the slaver’s track.
Remember how the strong in struggle and strife
Still bar you the way, and deny you life –
But march ever forward, breaking down bars.
Look ever upward at the sun and the stars.
Oh, my dark children, may my dreams and my prayers
Impel you forever up the great stairs –
For I will be with you till no white brother
Dares keep down the children of the Negro Mother.

Work An Opportunity To Excel by Dr. Stanley El

Work an Opportunity to Excel

FOUR WEEK MUSIC SUMMER PROGRAM 2011

Register for the Summer 2011 Music Progam which will be held from July 5, 2011 thru July 29, 2011.

Click the link below for the registration form:

four week summer program 2011

KWANZAA CELEBRATION 2010

Click athe link below for the details to the Kwanzaa Celebration

kwanzaa celebration 2010

2010 Pictorial Calendar

Click the link below to order the 2010 Pictorial Calendar from the Lawnside Historical Society:

2010 calendar