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Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod, felt in the days when hope unborn had died; yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet come to the place for which our fathers died? We have come over a way that with tears have been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, thou who hast brought us thus far on the way; thou who hast by thy might led us into the light, keep us forever in the path, we pray. Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met thee; lest our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget thee, shadowed beneath thy hand, may we forever stand, true to our God, true to our native land. Program design graphics/layout by Ronald Woodson & Associates 216-772-8416

in partnership with The Honorable Cleveland City Councilman

The Honorable State Senator

Nina Turner



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Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; facing the rising sun of our new day begun, let us march on till victory is won.



Lift every voice and sing, till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of liberty; Let our rejoicing rise High as the listening skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“A Day On” Celebration!

Theme: ‘The Fierce Urgency of Now’ January 18, 2010 -12 Noon John F. Kennedy High School Auditorium Perry Myles, Principal Jennifer May, Linkage Coordinator Bob Ivory, Linkage Coordinator

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is a such thing as being too late”. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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“I Have “I H ave a Dream” - Performed by - Prester Pickett

Video Video Vignette ““Refl Reflections on A Drum Major for Peace” IInterviews nterviews by JFK Students of Promise ((Courtesy Courtesy of Cleveland TV20)

Welcome Welcome Address Rayshon R ayshon McDade & Ta’Shea Bogan, (9th Graders)

Invocation Invocation - Rev. Benjamin Goldstein, Heritage H eritage Community Baptist Church

Presentation Presentation of Colors JJohn ohn F. Kennedy High School JROTC

Pledge Pledge of Allegiance

National Natioonal Anthem: “The Star Spangled Banner” Written Written by Francis Scott Key Lead L ead by A’keila Benson, (10th Grader)

Introduction Introduction of Master of Ceremony Kwasi K wasi Huff (9th Grader)

Master Master of Ceremony: Pete Kenworthy Anchor, Anchor, Good Morning Cleveland WEWS, WEWS, NewsChannel 5

Musical Selection by “Nu Covenant”

The Urban Dance Collection of the Cleveland School of the Arts - “Magical “Magical” l”

“The Power of Non-Violence” Dramatization from Ms. Johnson’s English Class

“From This Day On” Liturgical Dance by: Isaiah “Izzy” Free Freely elyy Video by: Ronald Woodson Sung by - Randall Priest

Introduction of Keynote Speaker Terrell Lee (9th Grader)

Keynote Address “The Fierce Urgency of Now” Ted Ginn Sr., The Ginn Academy Founder and Executive Director, Head Football Coach, Glenville Tarblooders Tarbloooders

Negro Negro National Anthem: “Lift Every Voice and Sing”” Written W ritten by James Weldon and J. Rosamond Johnson • Lead L ead by - “Nu Covenant”

Video Video Welcome The Honorable The H onorable Senator Nina Turner, 11th 11 1th Senate District The Urban The U rban Dance Collection ooff the the Cleveland School of the Arts The Ballet: The B allet: “Sweet Rosa” Artistic Artistic Director/Manager Terence Greene

Special Presentation by Kaiser Permanente Permanenntee

Who are the Students of Promise? Stude Student ent Recognition and Morehouse College, Civil Rights Tour Footage

Closing Remarks Cleveland City Councilman Terrell Pruitt, Ward 1 Special Advisor to the Governor Closing the Achievement Gap, Dr. Venita Kelly Students of Promise Executive Director, Mickey Brown John F. Kennedy Principal Perry Myles

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Special Thanks • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Kaiser Permanente Eugene T.W. Sanders, Ph.D. State Senator Nina Turner Councilman Terrell Pruitt Principal Perry Myles Principal Wendall Reeves Mrs. Cynthia Bivins JFK Administration, Faculty and Staff Ronald Woodson & Associates Ramone Brown Monique Turner Jackie Black Merl Johnson JFK Custodial Staff Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Zone Rev. and Mrs. Benjamin Golstein Harvard Community Service Center Rev. George Stewart Community Student Training and Mentoring Program TV20 Kathy Allen Village Television Pete Kenworthy Rev. Sam Tidmore Dave’s Market (Lee-Harvard) Neighborhood Leadership Institute Rent-A-Center Reggie Rucker, Peace Makers Alliance JFK Alumni Association JFK Student Council JFK Super Seniors JFK Citizens Institute

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Kondik Printing and Advertising Edward Banks, I Read Before I Rap Program Dr. Ernest Young Carlwin L. Collins Randall Priest Clay Anderson; Andersound Prester Pickett, Pickettline Productions

Benediction: Rev. George Stewart Zion Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Bapti tiisstt C h rch hu

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For more information on getting involved with the JFK Students of Promise, please contact Bob Ivory 216.324.9154


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