AIS-Diamond Welcomes Guest Speaker to Kick off Black History Month



Monday, February 3, 2014EVSC

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Academy for Innovative Studies, Diamond Campus, 2319 Stringtown Rd.


Later today, students at the Academy for Innovative Studies, Diamond Campus, will kick off Black History Month with guest speaker Ronald Court, president and founder the Booker T. Washington Society.


Court initially founded the Booker T. Washington Society as a way to celebrate Washington’s 150th birthday on April 5, 2006. But the more he learned about his life, the more he saw that Washington embodied personal responsibility, practical education, and economic independence. Court also noticed that Washington could serve as a great role model for all Americans, especially younger citizens.


Since founding the society, Court spends his time traveling between schools, service clubs and churches encouraging students and members to live, learn and lead what he has coined, “The Booker T. Way.” On his website, Court explains, “Using the inspiring examples of BTW and others, young Americans are encouraged to expand their mental horizons and are also equipped with tools that enable them to take responsibility for their own