During Black History Month, Chicago Public Schools hosted a Black History Empowerment program featuring Howard University Chess Team and Daaim Shabazz of The Chess Drum. The “Howard Bison” (Michele Bennett, Malcolm Wooten, Azeezah Muhammad and Naomi Baptiste) talked about their successful participation in the 2020-2021 Pan American Intercollegiate Championship held last December on chess.com. David Heiser and Jourdain Gant of Renaissance Knights Chess were hosts of the program. While this video was finally made available, it goes without saying that Black History should be celebrated every month!
Video courtesy of CPS Academic Chess Programs
ZOOM link: Black History Empowerment Workshop (full program)