Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Black History Month 2017 at MPH

 (Major Taylor, 1899 1 mile track cycling World Champion)

Community Wide Dialogue and the senior class are collaborating on celebrating black history in February. Events and performances will take place every day:

- Music, videos, presentations, or live performances every day in the Phoenix during snack
- Story telling for the Lower School in the library with the senior class on February 3, 8, 9, and 14
- Elizabeth Keckley presentation to 4th and 5th grade in the library with Mrs. Johnson on February 8
- Movies and documentaries in the Student Lounge

Also in the classroom:

- “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” in Biology (Feb 9, 13, 15)
- Apartheid, justice, truth and reconciliation in 8th grade History
- Frederick Douglas discussion in 8th grade History
- Reading Harper Lee's “To Kill a Mockingbird” in 8th grade English
- Reading Toni Morrison's“Beloved” in AP Literature
- Selection of books on display for Black History Month at the library
- Major Taylor presentation with the Bicycle Mechanics Club

On display outside of the student lounge: Black History Month "People and Movements of the Day"

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Resources on Britannica School