Black History Celebration

Meadowbrook Third-grader, Nia , presented a brief essay on Black History Month spoke about contributions that so many African Americans made to our society.  With confidence, and a microphone she spoke to the entire student body and faculty at  Monday morning assembly. Meadowbrook offers the opportunity for all students to present and speak in front of large audiences throughout their elementary years.

“Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout history. During this month we recognize individuals that have paved the way for many of us to be sitting here today.

We remember Civil Rights activists such as Dr. King, Medgar Evers, Angela Davis, Bayard Rustin, and Malcolm X. Many of us have read about at least one of these famous individuals.

Then there are those African Americans that have been neglected or forgotten too often throughout US history, such as inventors Patricia Bath, Otis Boykin, Frederick Jones, and Dr. Shirley Jackson. All who were amazing scientists and inventors that have created devices that still impact our lives every day.

Although February is coming to an end, it doesn’t mean we (should) stop remembering and recognizing the many prominent African Americans that help shape our country. ”

In addition to all of the classwork projects related to Black History that Meadowbrook students  have created, Moodyjones Gallery has loaned us stunning artwork for community viewing in our Goldsmith-Greenfield Gallery at The Meadowbrook School.

Thank you to @moodyjonesgallery for lending us these pieces made by talented black artists to help us celebrate Black History Month!
These two particular pieces were painted by Philadelphia-born artist, R.L. Washington. Learn more about him and other artists in our art wing! Each artist’s bio is available. @ The Meadowbrook School

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