Exhibit, Performance, Speaker to Celebrate Black History Month

Cooper Graduate Part of the Informative and Educational Lineup

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. It began as a way to remember the important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February, and in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands in October.

Black History Month at Cooper this year will include the following events:
  • An interactive exhibit celebrating historical, scientific, social, cultural and artistic contributions of African Americans to the United States is on display on the first floor of the Rock Math + Science Center, opened on February 1 and will run through March 1. Cooper students from all grade levels will have the opportunity to visit the exhibit over the course of the month. All members of the Cooper community to visit the display during the school day, or to join us on the evening of Tuesday, February 13, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for a reception and viewing of the exhibit. Many thanks to the parents who created this exhibit for their time, talents and dedication.
  • Express Children’s Theater will perform the show Rhyme and Reason: A Poetic Celebration of Black History on Monday, February 11 for students in grades one through five. Houston’s oldest and largest multicultural performing arts and education organization, Express Children’s Theater’s Touring Series brings the excitement of quality interactive theatre and storytelling directly to schools throughout Houston. Rhyme and Reason celebrates important people and events in Black history, from ancient Africa to modern-day Houston.

  • Muna Uzodike, a 2015 Cooper graduate, will speak to Middle and Upper School students in separate assemblies on Monday, February 11. While at Cooper, Muna participated in student government, basketball, musical theater, choir, student diversity committee, and community service. She has continued her commitment to service while attending Rice University. An aspiring physician, Muna has helped conduct diabetes research at The Children’s Nutrition Research Center, worked with a number of preventative health organizations, and worked alongside nurses to operate mobile medical clinics in Haiti. Muna continues to volunteer at the Hilltop Church in The Woodlands, is a participant in Rice’s Young Owls Leadership Program, Peer Academic Advising program, and African Student Association.