Martha Eliot Health Center
Black History Month
Celebrating the contributions of African Americans, the Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC) ended its month-long celebration of Black History Month with song, dance and poetry.
Organized by MEHC's Spirit Committee, MEHC held its annual Black History Celebration on February 21.
The event included prayer from Rev. Francisco Tolentino and singing from his daughter Laticia Tolentino and Derrick Hannah. Poet Carol Leggett presented her original poetry and child dance troupe Seekers of Knowledge entertained the audience with African-inspired dance.
MEHC Executive Director James Cote and Medical Director David Holden, MD, gave the audience historical perspectives on Black History Month and staff enjoyed a buffet of African-American cuisine catered by Children's chefs.
The Audacity of Me
Written by Carol L. Leggett
Sitting on my back deck looking at the trees standing very tall
And dancing with the breeze.
So elegantly moving and bowing at appropriate times.
I took a good look at myself and decided to climb.
I can dance, I can stand tall, I can bow and I can also speak
To enhance it all.
My call to enlightening and motivating someone's
Inner Being, having them know they too can stand tall,
To the Audacity Of Me, for even trying at all.
To Not Have Tried Is To Have Failed.
Copyrighted and used in permission by Carol L. Leggett.