To recognize Black History Month, MLWGS will focus on the history and culture of the educational experience for African Americans. The first event is an opportunity for our students to learn more about the legacy of one of the most anticipated football games in the Richmond area—the Walker-Armstrong Classic. The second is a three-part film study, in which students will examine the role and impact of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Here are the details:
Thursday, February 9th: Mr. Dennis Harvey will do a lunchtime lecture in the forum on the Walker-Armstrong Classic and will share excerpts from his recently published book on this topic. School artifacts and Mr. Harvey’s book will be on display. All staff and students are invited.
Thursday, February 16th: History and Culture of HBCUs (Thomas Jefferson History Honor Society members will do a lunchtime lecture on this topic in the library.)
Friday, February 17th: Drumline (All students are invited for an after-school viewing of the movie in the Black Box.)
Wednesday, February 22nd: Discussion of prevalent themes in the movie and social commentary (Students from Ms. Cross’s Civil Rights Movement elective and Mr. Coleman’s Black Authors seminar will lead this discussion in the library.)