Sedgefield Black History Month 2019

Sedgefield Black History Month 2019


Students at Sedgefield Elementary engaged
in creative partnerships to celebrate Black History Month alongside community learning
partners. National Honor Society students from Warwick
High school were invited to read books about prominent African American figures to kindergarteners. After reading together, the high school volunteers
helped the young artists decorate portraits of the famous figures. The colorful designs were then combined to
form a larger paper quilt that was hung in the hallway for all to see. Local brothers from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American men, made
time to read to third grade classrooms. The Alphamen talked about their role in the
community, and engaged the students through dynamic read-alongs. And during an evening family event at the
school, 4th graders made African American history come to life through a Living Wax
Museum. Guests were invited to listen to 4th grade
students take on the persona of different historical figures, and present important
facts and events about their alter ego’s prominent place in history.

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