February is Black History Month! You can learn about the history and establishment of Black History Month and access additional resources at blackhistorymonth.gov, which is a “collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.”
In LPS, we recognize that our teachers and schools are practicing inclusion year-round, and we value diversity in our community. Please check with your neighborhood school to see how Black History Month is being celebrated there!
LPS is proud to have a school named after a profound contributor to the Denver-area community: Dr. Justina Ford Elementary School. As stated on the school’s website, Dr. Justina Ford was a medical pioneer and Denver’s first licensed African American female doctor. The school continues to have a relationship with the Black American West Museum, which is located in Dr. Justina Ford’s house in Denver.