Schools recognize Black History Month

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 13, 2003

Black History Month is a time to recognize the achievements of famous, and sometimes not so famous, African-Americans in this country.

The Selma City School System has been working to ensure its students are learning about important people and events that occurred in history.

At Cedar Park Elementary School, Principal John Britton presents a short biography of famous black Americans with the morning announcements.

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The music teacher at Cedar Park Elementary is also teaching students about spirituals, songs from the Underground Railroad and jazz.

On Friday, students at Knox Elementary School will watch a dramatization presented by A.M. Johnson, a former Selma High teacher.

On Feb. 20 and 21, the third, fourth, and fifth graders will visit the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham.

Students at Knox Elementary will also present a program on Feb. 28.

Sophia P. Kingston Elementary school will celebrate Black History Month by doing a &uot;Wheel of Fame&uot; game for it’s students.

Each class will write biographies and research reports on famous black Americans.

Mayor James Perkins Jr. and Fire Chief Henry Allen Jr. will give presentations at the school as well.

Like the other schools, Kingston Elementary will have a program entitled &uot;The Piano Lessons.&uot;

Several other schools in the city system also have Black History Month programs planned for their students.