Black History Month Celebration at Tessa
At Tessa International School we value people whose achievements have changed the World in a positive way! The month of February has given us the opportunity to celebrate Black History. Each class celebrated their way.
Grade 1 students learned about African-American women and men who fought to ban slavery, segregation and discrimination. They discussed the importance of the implication of these changes have brought in the life of individuals. One group of students appreciated how Frederick Douglass secretly learned to read and then taught the other African-Americans to read. They found him so knowledgeable and caring.
Another group decided to discuss Sojourner Truth, a true caring woman who tried to find jobs for freed slaves.
A third group of students chose Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who successfully challenged Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage in the 1960’s. They were inspired by the couple’s love story, perseverance, and open-mindedness.
A fourth group has chosen the risk-taker Harriet Tubman who helped slaves escape to freedom.
The last group worked on Viola Desmond, a Canadian anti-segregation activist, and Nelson Mandela, the late activist and leader of South Africa.