Each year a Fall Festival is held for youth on our Ruston campus. Volunteers from the community assist in making… Read More
Black History: It’s Not Just Our History; It’s American History
Each year, the youth and staff of Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston prepare for and present a Black History Program and Celebration which never fails to entertain and educate. This year was no exception! Mr. Joseph Bellamy opened the program by playing the Black National Anthem on his saxophone.
Following a warm welcome by Mr. Gary Rambin and an introduction by Ms. Stephanie Hunter, girls from Everett house performed the song Encourage Yourself.
A heartfelt tribute to Maya Angelou was led by Mr. Lenard Pruitt and was accompanied by a slide show which highlighted just a few of her many achievements. Maya Angelou was an accomplished author, poet, dancer, actress and singer. Her poem, Still I Rise, served as inspirational material for a skit portion of the program performed by the girls of Harman and Everett houses.
Young men from the Reception Center on campus read the poem, I, Too, Sing America, by Langston Hughes.
Following a remarkable dance and skit representing the, Journey from Africa to America, by the Everett, Harman, and Reception Center girls, Ms. Kasha Wiley performed the final musical piece of the day, Precious Lord.
Rick Wheat, CEO, shared his gratitude for the Celebration and said, “Each year I am impressed by how well our kids and staff sing, dance, act, read, narrate, and creatively express themselves as they lead us in a Celebration of Black History.”