Black History Month Projects

On an annual basis, the Let’s Do It Together Foundation is proud to present Black History Month programs to our community, as part of our goal to introduce greater diversity and inclusion for all.

Education is the first of our 4 pillars and central to the Let’s Do It Together Foundation.

In keeping with our mission, we develop, produce and present annual Black History Month programs for our community.  It’s a great way to help all of our citizens gain more clarity on the unique experiences and challenges that have been a historical part of life for many in our community.

Let’s Do It Together is proud to announce that our inaugural Black History Month program will be presented at the W.B. Wicker Elementary School, on Saturday February 25 at 4pm.  Please read further to gain insights about our presentation!

Rhythms and Sounds from Our Culture

Welcome & Purpose: Throughout the African American experience, rhythm, sounds, songs, poetry, and music provided a pipeline for the expression of frustrations, joy, pain, protest and praise.

This program gathers many of Sanford’s finest musicians, voices, and dancers as we celebrate and spotlight some of the rhythms and sounds that have helped us to be overcomers in the face of overwhelming odds. We hope that this program will remind you of our resiliency and strength and our influence on American life. Perhaps something you hear will remind you of a time long gone, or of a grandparent, or of a time when you could not say what was on your mind but you could hum a little tune for comfort.

Our hope is that you will be inspired to clap your hands, pat your feet, wave your hands, or sing along as we honor rhythms and sounds that have contributed to our African American heritage!

Rhythms & Sounds from our Native Land

  • The Sound of the Drums
  • The Rhythm of Stepping

Rhythms & Sounds from the Underground Railroad

  • Wade in the Water
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot
  • Glory Children Dance

Rhythms & Sounds from the Renaissance

  • Spoken Word — MINA Student Rennard Jones
  • Saxophone Solo — On When the Saints Go Marching In

Rhythms & Sounds from our Faith

  • Sweeping Through the City
  • How I Got Over

Rhythms & Sounds from our Protest

  • What’s Going On?
  • Say It Loud
  • Respect

Rhythms & Sounds that Influence Other Music

  • From Etta James to Tennessee Whiskey
  • (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Rhythms & Sounds that Bless Us

  • Stomp
  • Bless Me

As you enter and depart, please enjoy the wax museum on display by students from MINA Charter School.