Week of March 27 - 31
Friday, March 31st ~ 2:40 - 4:15
Celebrating Black History Month
Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was an incredible author of poetry and short stories. He wrote about the Harlem Renaissance and segregation with power, power of words!!! He is one of my favorite writers. Thank You, M'am is my favorite short story of his:)
Jackie Robinson (Jack Roosevelt Robinson) was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. He broke the baseball color line when he srarted at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, abolitionist, writer, and statesman. After escaping slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York. He became famous for his speeches and anti-slavery writings. Frederick was taught to read and write by one of his master's wives!
Herschel Walker is an American former NFL player (Heisman Trophy winner), bobsledder, sprinter, and mixed martial artist who was born in Georgia in 1962. Although one of the greatest athletes America has ever seen, he is an even greater human being. He looks passed the color of people and only sees a person created by God. What an inspiration!!!!
It is Black History Month and today we honored Rosa Parks, an American Civil Rights Activist who fought against unequal treatment. She is best known for her Montgomery bus boycott sitting in the front of the bus. Rosa was born on February 4, 1913 and died on October 24, 2005. Our U.S. Congress considers her "the mother of freedom".