Juneteenth Campaign Events

 Welcome
Our campaign introduction will feature a welcome message from campaign founder, Dr. Rashid Faisal, and an excerpted presentation of Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" by BWS Scholars, Alumni and Staff.


BWS Student/Alumni Discussion
An open conversation that will allow a broader local and national community to get to know the heart of our School -- past and present Scholars of BWS. This dialogue intends to present a different narrative about who young Black boys are as they articulate their hopes, dreams and aspirations through the lens of their experience at BWS.

Founding Story: Interview with School Founders, The Rev. Canon Preston Hannibal and Mrs. Sandi Hannibal
An interview conducted by Tommy Walker, son of School namesake Bishop John T. Walker.
The founding story of the Bishop Walker School through the lens of two founders, The Rev. Canon Preston Hannibal and Mrs. Sandi Hannibal. This video will serve to educate the broader community on how and why the School was founded as well as to share the continued relevance of the School in the Southeast community.

Panel: The Importance of Black Philanthropy in Early Childhood Education
Moderated by Douglass Sloan, first vice-president of the DC NAACP
Leaders in Urban Education, Healthcare and Community Outreach discuss short- and long-term implications of early childhood education on the path to equity for communities of color.