Beulah Black History Month

Beulah Wraps Up Black History Month With Wax Museum, Special Program
Posted on 03/13/2024
Beulah Elementary School celebrated Black History Month all of February with various activities.

First grade teacher Meg Holman said the school had three dress-up days: “We Are His Dream!” wearing pajamas to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, “Hair bows and bowties” to honor Booker T. Washington and honor his passion for promoting the importance of education, and “Stoplight Day” where students and staff honored Garrett Morgan and how students can light the future.

“Our Black History committee also created a Google folder with African American authors, a digital library, crafts, snack ideas, and academic activities highlighting many African Americans who have influenced our world,” Holman said.

Friday, March 1 was the culmination of Beulah’s celebration of Black History at Beulah.

The theme of the first part of the evening's program was Black History ABCs. History came alive as 26 students created a living wax museum. Each participant researched and created a display board that mentioned important facts and contributions of their famous African Americans. In addition, students dressed as their characters.

The museum visitors wandered through the school hallways and pushed a red button at the 26 stations. When the red button was pushed, the students would give a short speech about their character.

The second part of the program included two selections from the Beulah chorus and the fourth and fifth graders under the direction of Mrs. Escobar.

In addition, the Bee Squad, the Beulah step team, performed several routines and presented a poetry selection on Harriet Tubman.

In conclusion, a special guest speaker, DeAna Jo Vivian, Executive Director of The C.T. Vivian Foundation spoke about her father-in-law's work as a civil rights activist during the time of Martin Luther King. She shared a short presentation and had students on the edge of their seats listening to every word, especially when she gave out prizes to the ones who could answer questions about her presentation.

“It was an incredible month, and our students were immersed in the impact African Americans have had in our past and present, how it relates to them, how they are a part of the future, and how it unfolds,” Holman said.
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