Black History Month Observance

Posted February 3, 2020

Port St Joe High School is recognizing Black History Month in a different manner this year. Instead of an assembly like we’ve done in the past, we chose to follow the “Untold Stories” format recommended by the FL Board of Education. On each of the Mondays in February, we will recognize an African American that has made contributions to our society that might be largely unknown. The first presentation was this morning (Feb 3), and focused on Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos cookies. Little known facts….1) He was in the Air Force from 1954 until 1957 and spent most of his adult life in Hawaii. 2) He was an agent in the 70’s and represented Diana Ross & The Supremes as well as Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye. Check in each Monday for an update on our feature “Untold Story”.