Booker T. Washington Elementary School students were able to learn about Black History ways they normally would not be able to in a classroom setting.
As part of Black History Month, students saw a virtual online program and faculty and staff put together a modeling program to show samples of attire African-Americans wore. The programs took place on Friday.
Teachers said the programs were part of “remembering the dream” and “celebrating the life and the life that is to come.”
“These teachers modeled to show the attire that African-Americans normally wear during that time of the year,” said Booker T. Washington Elementary School principal Brenda Miller. “They just wanted to display some of their attire.”
Teachers wore African dresses, dashiki and head bands.
“This was to allow the students to see some of the clothing, the attire that they actually wore,” Miller said.
Second grade math teacher Felicity Hodges concurred.
“Today’s festivities were included to show the different sides of Black History and not just what they learned in the history books,” Hodges said.