Crozier Middle School Celebrates Black History Month with Judge Mathis

Crozier Middle School recently hosted an incredible Black History Month assembly highlighting the achievements of African Americans that included an array of speeches, poetic prose and praise, and a special guest appearance by the Daytime Emmy Award-winning Judge Mathis.

Held inside the Crozier auditorium and appropriately themed "We Make History Every day," the assembly referenced that what we do in our daily lives contribute to our legacy. Seventh and eighth-grade students, and staff, enjoyed performances by the Crozier Choir who sang the Black National Anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing," and a spirited version of "We Shall Overcome."

The Crozier Drumline Crew performed a special tribute to the musical history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Seventh grade Crozier student Mahana Garang recited her award-winning speech from the City of Inglewood’s 36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service and eighth-grade student Andrew Polk read a poem directly related to this year’s theme.

The highlight of the morning surrounded the appearance of Judge Greg Mathis, who shared with students his inspirational life story of a street youth who rose from jail to Judge. His story has provided pearls of wisdom to millions who watch Judge Mathis on television each day. Crozier students would like to thank IUSD Board Member Dr. Carliss McGhee, IUSD Community Liaison Ms. Sabrina Miller, and IUSD Administrators Dr. Reginald Sirls, Ms. Ugema James, Principal Sylvia Branch, and Vice Principal Kym Burris for their ongoing support.
The program was coordinated by Crozier teacher Maygan Orr with assistance by Troy Hairston, Charles Turner, Vincent Simpson, and Stephen Marev.