Thursday, February 23, the Patton family came together to honor African culture in the United States with a Black History Jubilee. Ms. Swann opened the event by reminding us that Black History is American History. Then, the celebration began with all those assembled singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” to open a program of dancing, poetry recitation, and more singing. Students from W.H. Atwell Middle School performed an opening dance which was followed later by a Praise Dance performed by Patton’s own, Jasmine Cain. Poems, “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me at All” and “Still I Rise”, by Maya Angelou, were recited by our Patton scholars, Crisantos Anselmo Lopez and Na’Tia Jones. A video from the History Channel presented a brief history of the Little Rock Nine. After the video, everyone joined together to sing “We shall Overcome”. Just prior to Ms. Swann’s closing remarks, Keivon McGee and Taja Rae Harris performed the last act of the evening: “I Believe I can Fly”. After the program, members of the Patton family enjoyed food and fellowship in the Patton Auditorium.