During the month of February, students at  Tennessee School forStudents celebrate in dance and song the Blind turned their attention to achievements within the African-American community. In celebrating Black History Month, the focus centered on the sacrifices, resolve, and accomplishment of the men, women, and families during times when our nation has been at war. Each year, a theme is chosen for the month by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). The non-profit organization, begun by Carter Woodson in Chicago, Il. during the early 1900s, promotes, researches, interprets, and disseminates information about Black life, history, and culture. 
This year’s theme revealed African American military heroes and also members of the U.S. Military currently within the TSB family.
During an afternoon assembly on February 22, not only students, and staff, but members of student’s families came to the school to enjoy the celebration. After Dr. Tonja Dandy gave opening remarks, students Lexi Williams, Lee Smith, and Keaunte Smith welcomed the audience and led the singing of the National Anthem. Major Williams presented a memorable “Reflection” presenting details of his earlier years in life and changes that have taken place Arthur Humphrey speaks during the Black History Month assemblywithin our world and society.  Major Williamson’s remarks were followed up with the musical presentations of “One Nation” by the elementary and Life Skills students. It was exciting to see the enthusiasm and involvement of the youngsters. 
The program continued with a tribute by Life Skills II students entitled “We Have a Dream.” A series of musical tributes followed. The Jazz Combo played “Freddie Freeloader” and “Military Tribute Footprints”, and the TSB Chorus sang “Swing Low Swing Down Chariot.”
 
Through a slide presentation, SSG Staff Sergeant Doniyell Bullock was recognized for 20 years of service in the U.S. Army. Major Roosevelt Williams was recognized for 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Major Aaron Lockhart was also recognized for having served his country for over 20 years in the U.S. National Guard.
 
Arthur Humphrey graciously stepped in and gave an insightful and informative keynote address. The scheduled keynote speaker, at the last moment, called out due to circumstances beyond his control. Yet one would have been hard-pressed to tell that was the case. Mr. Humphrey performed as if he had been scheduled to speak all along. Prior to coming to teach at TSB, Arthur worked at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN.