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10th Annual Student Program Kicks Off Black History Month for Fresno Unified

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"A Trip Down Memory Lane" is the theme of Fresno Unified's a special 10th anniversary Black History Month celebration. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)
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Fresno Unified School District students will combine Thursday evening for a special 10th anniversary Black History Month celebration, launching cultural and educational activities organized by Black Student Union clubs across the district this month.

Thursday’s show, “A Trip Down Memory Lane,” will honor and recreate some of the popular performances from the past 10 years as well as the contributions of African American and Black men and women in the nation and world.

Students from across the district have been preparing for months for the show. Its co-host is Purposed II Praise School of Dance.

The show will start at 6 p.m. in the Audra McDonald Theater at Roosevelt High School, 4250 E. Tulare Ave., with a preshow featuring comedian Andre Covington at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $2 and will be sold only at the door. Doors will open starting at 5 p.m. Admission is free for children age 5 and younger.

All proceeds will support Black Student Union clubs.

“Our Black History Month program is going to be especially great this year as our students and staff look back on 10 years of this wonderful tradition in our district,” Superintendent Bob Nelson said in a news release. “As always, this is a fantastic showcase for our talented students and an opportunity to learn more about Black history and culture.”

Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email

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