The Black History Month Committee members at Salem High School spent the day on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, taking their Black History Month Traveling Fair to several local elementary schools to teach the fourth-graders about Black History Month.
The 14 club members gave six different presentations: “Who Sang That Song”, about famous African American musicians (Sarah Beamer and Ashton Ledbetter); Civil Rights and Civil War Leaders and Events (Abby Stanley and Reginald Mallory II); African American Women Through History (Lauryn Major and Toni Smith); “Black Inventions and People”, about African American inventors and their inventions (Aishah Brown, Maya Cooke and Barkari Brown); the History of Hiphop, complete with examples of particular dances (Kathy St. Jean and Schneidine Tatoute) and “Name That Person”, featuring famous and influential African American men and women (Sadee Hooper, Angelique Medley and Denika Womack).
“I think they’ll [the high schoolers] walk away with as much learning experience as the fourth-graders,” said SHS art teacher and committee sponsor Mike Gibson.
Gibson and his committee co-sponsor, Maxine Casey, helped to coordinate the Traveling Fair with their students.
The Traveling Fair visited G.W. Carver Elementary and West Salem Elementary in the morning, before heading to the Salem Museum for a tour of the black historical cemetery with Museum director, John Long, and a final stop at South Salem Elementary in the afternoon.
Check back here later this afternoon for photos from the event at South Salem Elementary School.