Richardson ISD has planned several activities in honor of Black History Month this February.

Every Friday this month, RISD campuses will highlight important figures, institutions and moments in Black history. Here is the line up:

  • This Friday, students will learn about the importance of historically Black colleges and universities.
  • On Feb. 12, the entire district will celebrate the achievements of “Living Legends” from all walks of life, including some RISD employees and North Texas residents.
  • On Feb. 19, students will study Black artists and authors that have impacted American culture.
  • On Feb. 26, RISD will explore what Black History Month means for each individual.

Additionally, RISD’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion team will host a virtual roundtable on Feb. 23 with some of the district’s many Black female authors.

In the neighborhood, Lake Highlands Elementary students will participate in a Zoom assembly with Carole Boston Weatherford, a Caldecott honored and award-winning author, and her son Jeffrey Boston Weatherford, an award-winning illustrator.

LHHS, along with RISD’s other three high schools, will honor Black History Month with student-led and created virtual programs all month long.