Students recognizing Black History Month

By Erica Quednau |, Amanda Porterfield |

Published 02/28 2014 03:43PM

Updated 03/11 2014 05:54PM

Update: 4:40 pm, 2/28/14, Friday
CHAMPAIGN -- Students are ending Black History Month on a positive note. Friday, they held an assembly at Central High School. The theme was State of the Union, the State of Black Youth.

Students dressed up as the President and first lady, as well as the Speaker of the House. They told positive stories about black youth throughout history with videos, singing and dancing. Some students also put together a video on YouTube. It shows they don't follow the stereotypes often associated with black males.

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Original: 10:08 pm, 2/27/14, Thursday
CHAMPAIGN -- Students in Unit 4 are gathering for a State of the Union Address. The message is focusing on the state of black youth.

Students will dress up like Michelle and Barack Obama and discuss issues affecting young, black males. They'll also recognize students for their accomplishments.

Students from around the district and community leaders will be at Friday's event at Central High School.

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