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All Saints Catholic School Celebrates Black History Month

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Norwalk, CT | Added on February 26, 2014 At 12:09 PM

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Third graders at All Saints Catholic School brought history to life during the Black History Month Celebration Wednesday morning, culminating a month-long study of important African-Americans in history.

Third grade teacher Elizabeth Williams said, "All month we have been learning about black historical figures. I gave the kids a specific black figure to look up and they had to do book report on him or her. Then we decided to do a wax museum and they had to bring their historian to life."

From Zora Neale Hurston to George Washington Carver, students spoke about their historians role in history.

Natalia protrayed First Lady Michelle Obama. "My goal is to overcome childhood obesity"

Andres portrayed Garrett Morgan, who invented the gas mask. "I'm an inventor. I created the most important invention in 1912. It's called the safety hood."

"I founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association dedicated to providing African Americans resettlement in Africa," said Gian, who potrayed Marcus Garvey.

Teachers at All Saints say it's important for students to learn about black history at a young age.

"My thing is to get them involved in black history at an early age so that when they go into high school and they talk about a black historian, they won't say "Who is that?"", said Williams.

Alisha brought Ella Fitzgerald to life on stage. "It was good because I like how she was a singer and I really like singing."

"I liked learning about his baseball career," said James who portrayed Jackie Robinson.

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