Black History Celebration 2019
Carrigan's First Annual Black History Celebration was held on February 22, 2019. The event was organized by Ms. Dora Barnes with assistance from Ms. Portia Bias and several other staff members. Fifth and Sixth grade TAG students wrote biographies which were read by other students. Mr. Shawn Brown was the Emcee, and provided information on the history of Black History Month along with facts about some of the people who are associated with Black History Month. West Haven High School's Chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Phyllis Silver, opened the program by singing the Black National Anthem. Ms. Anne Marie LaMotta, along with Mr. Greg Benn,  led a group of student drummers and singers in a traditional African song, "Kye, Kye, Kule," and "Rhythm" ("Ku Ku"). Ms. Yvonne Daniels directed the West Haven High School Major Steppers as they performed several numbers. Mrs. Latanya Joyner read the poem "Human Family" by Maya Angelou and read a brief biography of the poet. Students were introduced to Jimmy Williams, a boxer who won the WBC US Welterweight belt. Mr. Williams works with students at West Haven High School.
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 chorus  Mr. Brown  chorus
 dance team  student dancers  dance team
 students  students  students
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 student  student and Mr. Brown  Mayor Rossi and Mr. Weber
 Mayor Rossi  Mayor Rossi and Mr. Weber  program
 Marian Anderson

Thurgood Marshall

Madame C J Walker

Mary McLeod Bethune


 Langston Hughes

John Lewis

Jahana Hayes

Jerry Lawson

African Drumming and Chorus




 Jimmy Williams


 Mayor Rossi


 African Drummers and Chorus




 Click on the links to read the biographies written by the students.
 Black American  Written by
 Langston Hughes  Jayda Stewart
 Marian Anderson Lillian Elnatour
 Mary McLeod Bethune Justin Woychowski
Thurgood Marshall Ashlynn Trenchard
 Jahana Hayes Owen Fletcher
 John Lewis Amanda Fagnani
 Alice Coachman Davis Carmella Ruiz
Jackie Robinson Evan Jones
Madame CJ Walker Alyssa Hernandez
Jerry Lawson Matthew Weber