The Black History Month Committee at Salem High School visited three Salem elementary schools on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. On Monday morning, the group gave presentations at G.W. Carver Elementary School (you can see photos and read more about the Traveling Fair here) before moving on to West Salem Elementary School.
Monday afternoon, the Committee also visited the Salem Museum and toured the black historical cemetery.
“It was enlightening for them,” said committee co-sponsor Maxine Casey. “I don’t think they’d have ever gone [otherwise].” Later the group traveled to South Salem Elementary School. Pictured above are some images from their visit.
The students learned about influential African American men and women–including inventors, musicians and civil rights leaders. The fourth-graders even learned a bit about the history of hiphop–and learned to do the “Wobble.”
See video below from the dance tutorial, first of four Salem High School volunteers and then of several willing elementary-age participants!