Robbinsdale Area Schools

FAIR School Crystal Choir performs for Black History Month

Every February, across the country, we celebrate Black History Month. This year, Robbinsdale Area Schools is honoring the month-long celebration by bringing to our community a series of videos showcasing students performing in culturally relevant ways.

FAIR School Crystal, a middle school dedicated to fine arts, has an acclaimed school choir, which this month took the time to perform two songs. The first, Lift Every Voice, was written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson in 1900. His brother, John Rosamond Johnson composed the music for the lyrics. Today, the song is often referred to as "The Black National Anthem.” The second song the FAIR School Crystal choir sang is a Ghanaian folk song called the Tuwe Tuwe Children’s Song.

Thank you for watching, and enjoy.