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T-shirt Style #1

This stylish t-shirt also features a segment of the Langston Hughes poem "Dreams" which reads, “Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” The inscription under the poem reads "The Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation...Honoring the Legacy of Those Who Came Before Us."

All proceeds will go to saving the HdG Colored High School that is currently pending sale.

$20 per shirt

T-shirt Style #2

This stylish t-shirt features a segment of the Langston Hughes poem "Dreams" which reads, “Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” The inscription under the poem reads "The Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation...Honoring the Legacy of Those Who Came Before Us."

All proceeds will go to saving the HdG Colored High School that is currently pending sale.

$20 per shirt

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2018 Arts, Wine & Jazz Fest

Fundraiser

Led by Vera and Emmitt "Joe" Fletcher, members of Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. galvanized the community and raised more than $13,000 for the Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation.

The members of Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (PWCAC-DST, Inc.) teamed with Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (PLL, Inc.) to raise more than $13,000 to save the Havre de Grace (HdG) Colored School.

Vera Fletcher, a member of PWCAC, and her husband Emmitt Fletcher, a member of PLL, spearheaded the effort to help the Foundation preserve the Havre de Grace Colored School. Vera and Joe sent emails and made countless phone calls to bring attention to this noteworthy cause. They hosted a Gumbo & More Fundraiser that raised $2,000 in one day. In less than two weeks, Joe and Vera, the Sorors of PWCAC and the Brothers of PLL helped to raise more than $13,000. A job well done!

Gumbo & More Fundraiser

Vera and her husband Emmitt "Joe " Fletcher held a "Gumbo & More Fundraiser"to benefit the Colored School Foundation.

The one day event raised more $2,000 for the Colored School Foundation.

A Night of History

Eighth grade students from Havre de Grace Middle School held "A Night of History" to raise money and awareness for the Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation.

The family-friendly event included a silent auction, a concession, and other fun-filled activities. The students set a goal of $2,000 for the evening, but they raised a remarkable $4,500. All proceeds directly benefited the foundation.

Havre de Grace Middle School, 8th Grade Class

The students from the Havre de Grace Middle School raised a remarkable $4,500 to benefit the Havre de Grace Colored School.

Well Done!

Harford Mutual

2018 Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest

To honor the Havre de Grace (HdG) Colored School's historic ties to Langston Hughes, the HdG Colored School Foundation hosted the 2018 Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest on February 24, 2018, at Helping Hands Ministries, 3237 Level Rd, Churchville, MD 21028.

Six students performed original works inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem “Dreams." The students won scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. The event was sponsored by Dr. Roosevelt Barfield, DBA. 

The Winners of the 2018 Langston Hughes Youth Oratorical Contest

Middle School Contestants:

Ms. Nia Marie Webb

First Place Winner

8th Grade, Aberdeen Middle School

Mr. Ryan L. Parrish

Second Place Winner

7th Grade, Magnolia Middle School

Mr. Benjamin Davis

Third Place Winner

7th Grade, Trinity Lutheran Christian School   

High School Contestants:

Ms. Yisrael Raven Austin

First Place Winner

11th Grade, Havre de Grace High School

Ms. Nia Simone Hammett

Second Place Winner

12th Grade, Edgewood High School

Mr. Josce Fanny

Third Place Winner

11th Grade, Center for Educational Opportunity

Runners Up

Mr. Micah Davis 12th Grade, Harford technical high school

Mr. Nayimb Joyner 12th Grade, Aberdeen High School

Ms. Riya Patel 11th Grade, Bel Air High School

Mr. James Webb, Jr. 12th Grade, Edgewood High School

What people are saying

“A wonderful day and awesome turnout for the first (hopefully annual) Wine and Jazz Fest,” says Donna Lewis of Bel Air.

The HdG Colored School Prayer Breakfast Fundraiser

The HdG Colored School Foundation hosted its first fundraiser on January 28, 2017. Serving as keynote speaker was Bishop Roger L. Tatuem, Helping Hands Ministries.