John Cooper School hosts Black History Exhibit and Reception

By: Sean K. Thompson
| Published 02/14/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Administrators, faculty, staff, parent volunteers, and students all united this week to bring to life John Cooper School’s Black History Exhibit, part of its ongoing commemoration of Black History Month.

At the event, Head of School Dr. Stephen Popp and Associate Head of School Charles Williams gave stirring remarks.

“We’ve been doing this celebration since 2017,” said Dr. Popp. We have wonderful parent volunteers, as well as faculty and staff, that work to coordinate this learning exhibit for our entire school community, and we are celebrating tonight with student speeches and reflections on the important contributions of African Americans in history, in our country, and here at Cooper as well. Our annual Black History Month reception is both an edifying experience and a wonderful celebration in the Cooper community.”

The event featured a broad display of notable achievements in Black history, socializing over hors d'oeuvres, a strong sense of community, and even an engaging saxophone player.

“We also have, importantly, student speakers from each of our divisions – lower, middle, and upper schools – each offering their perspectives on the importance of African American history,” said Popp.

The alumni speaker was Munachi Uzodike Ebhomielen (class of 2015) and students speakers included Xavier Baskerville (class of 2035), Nia Douglas (class of 2031), Reagan Cooksen (class of 2029), Tobi Longe (class of 2028) and Jeremiah Parquet (class of 2025).

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