February is Black History Month and The Hope Institute’s Primary 2 class assembled a beautiful tribute to great African-American inventors, artists and cultural icons. Located just inside the HILC’s main entrance, this huge display showcases both well-known and obscure stories of overcoming technological, physical, mental and racial challenges. Also featured is poetry from Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou as well as inspirational messages from our own HILC staff.

The Black History Wall originated from an idea by Kendra Bright while Sam Weaver did the research and construction on the wall itself. They were assisted by Bobbie Borski, Iquinna Kimble, Chalamisa Banks, Rebecca Brown, Leigh Hollis, Veronica Taylor and the students in Primary 2.

If you have a chance, stop by the wall and read the stories. You’ll walk away with a better appreciation of the accomplishments and achievements of these great African-Americans and how their contributions have improved our daily lives.