Happy Black History Month!

This is a month of celebrating our history as a community while honoring the past and creating a better future.

This month, DJ Thump went to Snyder Elementary to learn about Black history from the students.

At Snyder Elementary, DJ Thump engaged with students, eager to learn and share their knowledge about Black history. The air buzzed with excitement as the students passionately recounted facts about prominent Black history icons.

It was magic as DJ Thump listened to each and every student. One student named Nya even said that DJ Thump was her Black history icon! These young minds, armed with newfound knowledge, brought Black history to life on the airwaves.

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This impactful imitative was brought to you by Southwest gas and the Southern Nevada Health District. Their efforts made this dream possible. It was powerful to see the students talk about heroes and history makers.

We’re proud of our community and our history. Each trailblazer in Black history represents resilience, courage and excellence.

We record each student and air the segment throughout the month on Jammin’ 105.7. If you hear a familiar voice, please feel free to share you reactions on social media. Each Black history fact from a student builds a stronger and more loving community that comes together in unity.

  • Nya, 4th Grade

    Hero: DJ Thump

    Nya said that her Black history icon was DJ Thump. She admires his story and his journey to being a successful on-air personality and DJ. DJ Thump was a victim of crime and advocates against violence. Nya said that DJ Thump’s quotes about resilience and strength inspired her. She loved researching about Thump’s life. And when she told Thump that he was her Black history icon, he teared up.

  • Dominic, 3rd Gradde

    Hero: William Wells Brown 

    Dominic’s hero is William Wells Brown. William Wells Brown is widely regarded as the first African American to write a novel. He spent 20 years enslaved until escaping to slavery. He was an abolitionist and had published works in multiple different literary genres. He made significant political contributions to the abolitionist movement.

  • Serenity, Fifth Grade

    Hero: Alice Coachman

    Serenity’s hero is Olympian Alice Coachman. Alice Coachman is the first Black woman to get a gold medal. Coachman was an amazing athlete and was born in the segregated South.

  • Zuelma, Seond Grade

    Hero: Diana Ross

    Zuelma’s hero is Diana Ross. Zuelma said she loves the showmanship and the iconic vocals of Diana Ross. Her strength as a performer and resilience are just a few other reasons why Diana Ross is Zuelma’s Black History Month hero!

  • Sky, Third Grade

    Hero: Charles Brooks

    Sky said that Charles Brooks is their Black History Month Hero. He invented the first self-propelled street cleaner and patented it on March 17, 1896. 

  • Gianna, Third Grade

    Hero: Simon Biles 

    Simon Biles is one of the most decorated athletes of all time. Biles’ story and her achievement have motivated generations of people. She’s the epitome of a hero, and her athleticism is is unmatched. Her routines are record-breaking and have innovated the gymnastics world.

  • Rayden, Fifth Grade

    Hero: Harriet Tubman 

    Rayden said Harriet Tubman’s mission of freeing people who were enslaved is an amazing piece of history. Her bravery and strength led many people to freedom.

  • Brooklyn, Fourth Grade

    Hero: Madam C. J. Walker

    Rising from poverty in the South, Madam C.J. Walker invented, developed and marketed a line of hair products and straighteners for African American women. She was the first woman who was a millionaire.

  • Melanie, Fourth Grade

    Hero: Jennifer Hudson

    A talented singer, songwriter and all-around entertainer, Jennifer Hudson captivated America’s heart when she was on “American Idol” and showcased her golden pipes. After “American Idol,” she went on to star in movies, host her own talk show and so much more.

  • Cristian, Fourth Grade

    Hero: George Washington Carver 

    A businessman, entrepreneur and inventor: George Washington is an integral part of Black historical figures.

  • Darcie, Fourth Grade

    Hero: Sheryl Lee Ralph

    Sheryl Lee Ralph is an actress with a multitude of films, TV shows and other productions under her belt. She’s starred in “Moesha,” “It’s A Living” and “Instant Mom,” and so much more.

  • Dylan, Kindergarten

    Hero: Ruby Bridges

    Dylan says he learned about Ruby Bridges’ story and was inspired by her bravery and resilience.

  • Nathan and Janice. Kindergarten

    Hero: Dr. Henry Charles Turner

    Nathan and Janice said they enjoyed learning about Dr. Henry Charles Turner, a behavioral scientist and pioneer in the field of insect behavior. He actually discovered that insects and hear and learn. 

  • Andy, Third Grade

    Hero: Jackie Robinson

    The story of Jackie Robinson is one that emphasizes grit, determination and resilience.

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