Designer Uses Dresses to Fight for Civil Rights

Designer Uses Dresses to Fight for Civil Rights

In honor of Black History Month, we read a book about an African American major fashion designer. She made fancy party gowns for rich and famous people. She wanted to prove that an African American can be a major dress designer. She was fighting for Civil Rights in her own way. Do you know who she is?

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Woodridge Celebrates Black History Month with HBCU DAY

Woodridge Celebrates Black History Month with HBCU DAY

On Friday, February 17, 2017, the Woodridge staff and students celebrated HBCU Day! What does HBCU stand for? It stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. As a part of Black History Month, the day was filled with guest speakers who shared valuable information about attending a historically black college.

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How Black History Month Came To Be !!

How Black History Month Came To Be !!

February 1, 2017. Black History Month began as Negro History Week which was created in 1926 by Carter G.Woodson. Carter G. Woodson was an African-American writer and historian known as the “Father Of Black History Month.” He also wrote an influential book, The Mis-Education of The Negro. Carter G.Woodson was born on December 19, 1875, and died on April 3, 1950. 

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What Legacy Did Martin Luther King Leave Behind?

What Legacy Did Martin Luther King Leave Behind?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had dedicated his life to stopping racist acts and giving African-Americans freedom. We celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday because of Martin Luther King’s day honors and marks the 3rd Monday of January to remember the great and powerful things that he did. His confidence and wisdom made him who he was. 

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Virtual Explorers Of The New Smithsonian Museum

Virtual Explorers Of The New Smithsonian Museum

On September 24, 2016, The National Museum Of African American History and Culture opened. It is located at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. There you will find almost 40,000 artifacts in the museum that highlight history, culture and community.

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African Ancestors Remind Us About Our Past

African Ancestors Remind Us About Our Past

For 2016 Black History Month we wrote a play about our African Ancestors. We videotaped our performance and showed it at our school’s Black History Month Showcase. The play was about how our African Ancestors taught us kids that we came from greatness. We used our imagination to write the...

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