The RFA Black History Club is currently selling candy bars to raise money to donate to the Emmett Till Memorial Foundation for a new sign (three others were vandalized)* The Club is accepting donations (personal checks written to the RFA Black History Club) or the Emmett Till Memorial Foundation.
The RFA Black History Club is raising awareness of equality for all races and they want their fellow classmates to consider joining them. Seniors and Officers, Shayla McMath, Lauren LaForest, and Arianna Williams said they joined the Black History Club because they felt there was a lack of representation of black women and also they wanted to learn more about the past and present of black history. There are currently about 10 members.
You can buy your candy bars (Twizzlers, Hershey bar, Kit Kat and Reeses) from members of the Club or Social Studies Teacher and Black History Club Advisor, Mr. Michael Lacey.
The Black History Club promotes better relationships between students, by attempting to rid cultural barriers through education and understanding. Another aspect of the club is to learn about the past and present of black history. It also promotes the preservation of the black culture.
February is .
This year's theme for Black History Month, "African Americans and the Vote", recognizes the struggle for voting rights among both black men and women throughout American history.
PHOTO left to right: Shayla McMath, Lauren LaForest, and Arianna Williams