Riverhead Schools Celebrate Black History Month

Roanoke Avenue third graders talk about the 1964 march on Washington.
Roanoke Avenue third graders talk about the 1963 march on Washington.

Students in the Riverhead School District gathered in the high school auditorium last Thursday night for their annual celebration of Black History Month.

The evening was filled with songs and poetry, speeches and personal reflections on the hopes and dreams of Riverhead students.

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The school also recognized the winners of the Garfield Langhorne essay contest winners: Pulaski Street School students Reilly Hubbard, Alisha Griffin and Christopher Donnelly and winners of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award: RMS teacher Salvatore Loverde and community leader Robert “Bubbie” Brown.


Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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