FT. SILL, Okla._Students at Sheridan Road Elementary School on Ft. Sill received a lesson on Black History Month Friday. They learned from guest speakers from Cameron University that they can accomplish their dreams and goals no matter what obstacle is placed before them.
Whether you're two years old or 102 years old, learning about African-American culture is key to understanding American history. Not only did students get a chance to learn about Black History Month, they also got a lesson in the can do spirit of positivity.
A simple motto of positivity that Dr. Marco Columbus of Cameron University teaches to every student, no matter their age, "It's all good. It's all good means in the essence of many of these children have not always bright days so they will always learn after their darkest night their brightest day will shine if they keep their mind and heart on their dreams & goals and the things they want to be."
He teaches the positivity of black history saying that African-Americans were brought to the U.S. for their intelligence about cultivating land. Dr. Columbus, throughout the month of February, helped teach three important things through the art program standing in the light, "They learned do what's right and that means they follow their heart in all situations. They also learned to stay tight; it's relevant to taking a drink of water, to taking the dog for a walk, to be honest."
The third thing they learned is protect the light, that your light is your dreams, your wishes, and your goals. For 1st grade teacher Rita Hunter, this message of black history month and positivity is important, "It is just important that everybody dreams big, whether you're two years old or 102 years old. Always dream big and follow those dreams."
Dr. Columbus said it's all about positivity and possibility. With those two things you can accomplish just about anything you want. This is the 43rd year that Rita Hunter has been a part of the celebration of Black History Month at Sheridan Road Elementary.
Every year, she says it gets better and is a absolute blast.