Emerson Academy Students Celebrate Black History Month with Engaging Activities Throughout FebruaryJessica Meldrum
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“It is important for students to know and understand the contributions African Americans have made to our great country,” said Dr. Landon Brown, principal at Emerson Academy. “The struggles endured often illustrate a great deal of resiliency and courage, which reiterates our Moral Focus themes wonderfully into the curriculum."
Emerson also is welcoming members of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity for a special “Sigmas Read to Emerson” event, in which members will read books of encouragement to kindergarten through second-grade students. Making this event even more significant, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is an historically African American Greek-lettered fraternity, and fraternity members can serve as real-life role models for Emerson’s students who aspire to attend college in the future. Dayton-area native and famous actor, Curtiss Cook, read "I Am Brave" to the school’s kindergarten students.
Celebrations continue throughout the month, with the next event scheduled for Feb. 25, when students will tune in for a virtual program “We Are One: Unity in the Community,” a virtual Black history program. Finally, to conclude celebrations, students are presenting their HBCU class projects to community partners, Phi Beta, Sigma and Kiwanis Club for judging.