On Friday evening, February 28, the stars -- and art, music, food, trivia, cultural displays -- aligned to create a vibrant and dynamic event in celebration of Black history and culture at Delbarton. The party in Old Main was the signature event that concluded the School's month-long salute to Black History.
Featured at the Celebration, organized by DAP members, Diversity & Inclusion Parent Council, moderators Jenna Gomez and Tony Negrin, were artist Jazzmin Imani and hip hop artist Samad Savage who filled the hallowed halls of Old Main with magnificent art and great music. Of course, guests were well fed at delectable buffets created by Delbarton families and Sage Dining. 'Tempting' doesn't do justice to the feast that awaited lucky diners.
Headmaster Fr. Michael Tidd, OSB welcomed guests and pointed out that for a school renowned for academics and sports, "Art and culture are very alive and part of the fabric of life here at Delbarton." He affirmed the value of sharing art, music, food, textiles and artifacts with each other saying, "Any good Benedictine school is a school that celebrates art and culture and lifts it up and honors it as something that is fundamentally of central importance."
A big Delbarton thank you to the many Delbarton students and families who helped us demonstrate the broad reach and dynamic power of Black culture in America!
Enjoy these photos from a party to remember...