HTHS Peer Leaders Black History Month Videos
In honor of Black History Month, the HTHS Peer Leaders have created videos featuring distinguished African-Americans. Each person featured has a direct connection to the career fields explored through our various academies and majors.
Black History Month HTHS Collaboration - "History as Process" -"Acknowledgement"
This video is a collaboration between Dance, Music, and English departments at High Tech High School, featuring students performing "History as Process" by Amiri Baraka, over John Coltrane's "Acknowledgment", with original dance work.
"Acknowledgement" by John Coltrane
Poetry Selection by:
"History as Process"
by Amiri Baraka
Performed by: Jaleesha Gutierrez
Original Dance Choreographed and Performed by:
Additional Camera Work by:
Molly Dowling, Dana Rosen
Bass - Willie Montanez
Drums - Azalea Kollath
Piano - Ben Rosales
Tenor Sax - Kalsey Colotl
Video Editing - Rod Shepard
Music recorded and produced by Rod Shepard
Black History Month HTHS Collaboration 2 - "A Song In The Front Yard" with "Freddie The Freeloader"
This video is a collaboration between departments at High Tech High School, featuring students performing "A Song In The Front Yard" by Gwendolyn Brooks, with "Freddie The Freeloader" by Miles Davis, with dance by dance department students.
Black History Month HTHS Dance to "Whats Going On" by Marvin Gaye
Black History Month HTHS Collaboration 4 - "A History of African American Innovators"
Black History Month HTHS Collaboration 3 - " Praise Song for The Day " with " Psalm"
The Senior Broadcasting class turns back the clock to recreate an NBC “Meet The Press” interview with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from March 28th, 1965.
TV Production and Film Class Honors Black History Month
Johnathan Ortega under the direction of Mr. Ascolese
Black History Month Articles
For the second installment of HCST’s Black History Month celebration, and the first acknowledgement of February as Career & Technical Education (CTE) month, we recognize the work of Gregory Simon, Supervisor of the Academy for Design & Fabrication (D|Fab) at High Tech High School. The eldest son of renowned African-American sculptor Henry Simon, and beloved...Continue reading
Throughout the month of February, HCST will be recognizing the work and legacy of prominent Black Americans from our community. For our first installment, we recognize the work of High Tech parent and Hudson County resident Rashida Jones, who was recently named President of MSNBC, making her the first woman of color in this position...Continue reading