Black His­tory comes alive at GES

The Kent Island Bay Times - - School -

GRA­SONVILLE — The fourth-grade stu­dents at Gra­sonville El­e­men­tar y School cel­e­brated Black His­tory Month by show­cas­ing no­table African Amer­i­cans in a wax mu­seum. Those fig­ures ranged from aca­demics to ath­let­ics, engi­neers to en­ter­tain­ers, and ev­ery­thing in be­tween.

Stu­dents in all grade lev­els at Gra­sonville vis­ited this live mu­seum. Once there, they could push the “but­ton” on each African Amer­i­can fig­ure and they would come alive and re­cite bi­o­graph­i­cal facts and con­tri­bu­tions on the fig­ure they were rep­re­sent­ing.

Kait­lyn Kee­gan was Maya An­gelou.

Omar Chavez was the poet Phillis Wheat­ley.

Wood­ley Dormevil posed as Micheal Jack­son.

Laila Wil­lis came to life as Oprah Win­frey when her but­ton was pushed.

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