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Green T Lindon celebrating Black History Month

Posted at 12:57 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 14:05:24-05

The students at Green T. Lindon Elementary School are celebrating history today.

The students’ Black History program “Green T. Lindon’s African American Trail Blazers Living Museum” started this morning. Students presented information about history-makers who had an impact on America.

Monica Helaire, a third-grade teacher at the school, said the children enjoyed the event.

“The students were able to tour and learn about the African American trailblazers who have had a huge impact on our history,” Helaire said. “The students learned about their trailblazer, and were able to represent that person by dressing up like them and having props. Then the other student walked through to see the representation of that person.”

Helaire said learning about the impact of African Americans is not just for February.

“It gives them a chance to learn about things not in our history books, and students can see that African Americans have played a very important part of our history,” Helaire said. “I would encourage people to learn more about our history. Not just during Black History Month, but all the time. Learn about the African Americans who have played an important part in our world.”