Tag: Black History Month

  • Black History Celebration Video

    Black History Celebration Video

    Thank you to our community supporters. Stephen Thomas and our own Darryl Jefferson from Artistree. If you want to hear more, check out their band Artistree. https://artistree-live.weebly.com/ Thank you to our sponsors 1. Steel City Convenience Store  2. HOPE 4 U Ministries  3. Stephanie Murray – KEYS service corps 4. Chelsey Brown – KEYS service corps 5. Christene…

  • Black History Month Freedom House Ambulance Service

    Black History Month Freedom House Ambulance Service

    Founded in 1967 to serve the Hill District, the majority Black staff of Freedom House Ambulance Service broke medical ground by training its personnel to treat patients on the way to hospitals. The paramedic training and ambulance design standards of the Freedom House Ambulance Service would set the standard for emergency care nationally. Photo: Maurice…

  • Black History Awards Dinner Video

    Black History Awards Dinner Video

    Please enjoy this video from February 16th 2023 when UPCS honored parents, staff, and a board member.

  • Black History Celebration

    Black History Celebration

    Today we held our Black History Celebration program at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Our students and Black Student Union members sang, danced, recited poetry, gave presentations on a variety of topics, and embodied Black Excellence. Davion Kelley and Jeshiya Grant were our emcees. This program was spearheaded by Mrs. Ferguson, with the…

  • Black History Month: Bobby Grier

    Black History Month: Bobby Grier

    In 1933, Robert “Bobby” Grier Sr. made history when he broke the Sugar Bowl color barrier when he took the field for the Pitt Panthers against the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets. Grier played despite the objections of the Governor of Louisiana, where the game was held, and the Governor of Georgia. Students, faculty, and players from…

  • Black History Month: Melba Mouton

    Black History Month: Melba Mouton

    Melba Roy Mouton served as Assistant Chief of Research Programs at NASA’s Trajectory and Geodynamics Division in the 1960s and headed a group of NASA mathematicians called “computers”. She served as Head Mathematician for Echo Satellites 1 and 2 before becoming Head Computer Programmer and then Program Production Section Chief at Goddard Space Flight Center.…