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A Walk through African American History

Ava Garrett, Photographer

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On Wednesday January 11, 2017students from grades 1 through 8 were delightfully entertained by the WillGeer’s Theatricum Botanicum school program, and their performance of”Black History in North America.” The two talented actors serenaded us with song and monologue. They walked us through the history of slavery in the1700s to 1865 when president Lincoln abolished slavery, all the way through to 2008 when Barack Obama became our first Black President. During the performance they talked and sang about several famous African American people such as Frederick Douglas,Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman andRosa Parks. The actors had the students answer questions about Black History.They also taught us songs that reflected the happiness and sadness of being enslaved, and then, finally, freed. I asked Marlena Cohen and Joseph Vicente in 3rd grade which part of the performance they enjoyed the most. Marlena said, “Well basically all parts of the presentation, because it was an amazing assembly.” Then Joseph said, “I liked the part where they talked about Martin Luther King, because he was the person who helped stop segregation.” Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and in the words of the great Dr. Martin LutherKing, “Let freedom ring.”

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A Walk through African American History