Black History Month: Terri Lyne Carrington

Terri Lyne Carrington was born in Medford, Massachusetts in August of 1965. Her father played sax and her grandfather played sax and drums. (Her grandfather once played drums for Duke Ellington.) Ms. Carrington says that her grandfather died before her … Continue reading

Spencer and the Technicolor Afro

February filled every classroom and hallway at Norman Avenue Elementary School with red, black, and green. ¬†As the month’s end approached, the colors blossomed in the school auditorium in preparation of the annual Black History Month Dance. ¬†Parent volunteers filled … Continue reading