To celebrate Black History Month, Lower School students attended an assembly last Friday led by ALANA (Asian, Latina, African, Native American) students. The assembly opened by highlighting the contributions of African Americans like Maya Angelou and Ruby Bridges. Girls focused on the theme that “Black History is Our History,” and therefore touches the lives of all Americans.
Later in the assembly Ms. Cardone showcased outstanding books about African Americans, and Ms. Roseman discussed the importance of gospel music in the history of African Americans. Students then concluded the assembly by singing “This Little Light of Mine” written in the 1920s by Harry Dixon Loes, and later sung during the Civil Rights Movement.
Below is the link to our library’s wonderful Black History Books for Grades K-4: