Celebrating Black History

February was designated as Black History Month because of two birthdays: Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  LES celebrates black voices, stories, and achievements during Black History Month and all year long!

These videos were recorded during all-school assemblies when
representatives of several grades got up to share what they’ve been celebrating recently.

(Above) The kindergarteners researched famous black inventors or innovators and share the ones they find especially important.

(Above) The 1st graders have been looking at the art of African-American artist, Charles McGee, whose work is featured prominently in Detroit, Michigan.

(Above) The 2nd graders have been researching change agents this year. At the assembly, they explained why two sports legends have been especially inspirational, the Harlem Globetrotters and Wilma Rudolph.

(Above) The 5th graders sing a stirring rendition of Sam Cooke’s, “A Change is Gonna Come.”

(Above) The 6th graders have been reading books by children’s author, Cozbi Cabrera, and learning about African-American business owners.