THE phe·nom·e·non PROJECT: Peter Parros

Stories of Black Greatness

In Spite of Real Experiences of Racism

/fəˈnäməˌnän,fəˈnäməˌnən/

Noun

  1. a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question.
  2. a remarkable person, thing, or event

The Phenomenon project provides a forum that amplifies and explores the varied voices of the Black experience. Here, today, be inspired by stories of greatness. Gain an understanding that despite many achievements and examples of progress, racism has not disappeared. Proactive and intentional steps must be taken to educate, inspire, and build a world without racism.


The Phenomenon project: CRYSTAL LEE

THE phe·nom·e·non PROJECT

Stories of Black Greatness

In Spite of Real Experiences of Racism

/fəˈnäməˌnän,fəˈnäməˌnən/

Noun

  1. a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question.
  2. a remarkable person, thing, or event

The Phenomenon project provides a forum to amplify and explore the varied voices of the Black experience. Here, today, be inspired by stories of greatness. Gain an understanding, that despite many achievements and examples of progress, racism has not disappeared. …


THE phe·nom·e·non PROJECT: Cammie Lagene Strong Harris

Stories of Black Greatness, In Spite of Real Experiences of Racism

/fəˈnäməˌnän,fəˈnäməˌnən/

Noun

  1. a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question.
  2. a remarkable person, thing, or event

The Phenomenon project provides a forum to amplify and explore the varied voices of the Black experience. Here, today, be inspired by stories of greatness. Gain an understanding, that despite many achievements and examples of progress, racism has not disappeared. …


Meet Ms. Myrtle Cain, as she shares her stories about growing up to become a civil rights activist and leader.

The first thing that came to mind was when I was a young girl. There was a bus station here in Crowley that had a cafe. We had to go to the back door, instead of the front counter when we wanted to order our food. We could only order food to go. We were not allowed to eat in the cafe. When we went to the doctor’s office we had to go to the “Coloreds Only” entrance in the…


THE phe·nom·e·non PROJECT: Mr. Gilbert Vallian

Stories of Black Greatness — In Spite of Real Experiences of Racism

/fəˈnäməˌnän,fəˈnäməˌnən/

Noun

  1. a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question.
  2. a remarkable person, thing, or event

The Phenomenon project provides a forum to amplify and explore the varied voices of the Black experience. Here, today, be inspired by stories of greatness. Gain an understanding, that despite many achievements and examples of progress, racism has not disappeared. …


I am a high school principal. Would you like me to spank your child with a wooden paddle? I didn’t think so.

It’s 2020 and in 19 US states (48 US states if you include private schools), I could use a paddle to spank a student “in the name of discipline.” The truth is, I would never consider doing so because there are a million other options to create a safe school environment and engage students in their own learning. Since 1995, I have been working hard at inspiring students to be their best selves, follow reasonable school rules, and…

Phenomenon Project

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