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Guest Speaker Shares Black History with HS Students

On Wednesday, March 27th, Mr. Roger Blackwell was at the High School to speak about Harlem Renaissance in Mr. Richard Andres’ US History class.

Mr. Blackwell was born in Harlem New York and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He lived near Malcom X, attended Boston University with Martin Luther King Jr. and he played semi pro basketball. He became involved in politics, and was a Buffalo Legislator, a member of the NAACP County and State politician, and was involved with the Erie County elections. He currently resides in North Tonawanda.

Roger Blackwell with students

Above: NTHS students in picture with Mr. Blackwell are: Brianna Peiffer and Garett McDonald.