In honor of Black History Month, JSerra invited some of America’s most famous living legends, to come and share their stories with the JSerra Community.
Ira Raibon, the musical genius behind the “Indiana Funk” sound that was heard throughout the world via the internet. He shares songwriting credits with Freeman King, from the “Sonny and Cher Show” for the “Vanguards” hit, “Gotta Have Love” and is the writer, singer and saxophonist for the “Fabulous Souls” hit, “Take Me”. The song and group credited for starting the”Digital Underground” (music on the internet).
Jon Gibson, gospel singer, songwriter and producer, Jon shared his experience and musical talents with an opening to the celebration with a few songs of praise.
Mitchell Higginbotham, one of the last living Tuskegee Pilots, shared his experience and love for his country, with the students. Mitchell was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the nation’s highest honors, by President Bush and Congress in 2007. Mitchell is also a member of the Dana Point Historical Society.
Also in attendence to share his imfamous story was Terrance Roberts, one of the original Little Rock 9, a group of nine African-American students enrolled in an all White school, in Arkansas. Terrence shared what it was like to go to school everyday and have to fear for his life, instead of his homework. His story touched so many JSerra students, Terrance was flooded with questions and students who wanted to know more about his challenging high school experience.
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