Gesu School Celebrates Black History Month 2018!

At Gesu School, we believe that every month is Black History Month. We are especially proud to commemorate the accomplishments of African Americans each February. School-wide, students researched their heroes and learned about their importance in history and contributions across the globe. Enjoy these highlights from Gesu’s 2018 Black History Month celebrations!

Fifth grade girls in Teacher Tammi Crummy's class presented a "live museum" of their African American heroines. Students did research on their Chromebooks, wrote a paper, and designed a poster. The learning didn't stop there! The girls shared their knowledge with the entire school and their families at their exhibit, where they came to life as their heroines.

Gesu’s 5th grade live museum is in the news! Listen to this piece by KYW Newsradio journalist, Hadas Kuznits.

The live museum in action, with exhibits on heroines such as Maya Angelou, author and civil rights advocate.

Dr. Helen Octavia Dickens, the first African American woman in the American College of Surgeons

Mae Jemison, engineer, physician, NASA astronaut and the first African American woman in space

Second graders in Ms. Dodds’ and Mrs. Ryder’s classes presented biographies of their heroes, such as Frederick Douglass, Althea Gibson, Thurgood Marshall, and Ruby Bridges. They impressed an audience of family and classmates with their research, public speaking, and artwork!



First graders created a "Voices of Freedom" quilt that illustrates important ideals from role models such as Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.


Kindergarten students are inspired by their role models.


The Jeannine Osayande & Dunya Performing Arts Company visited Gesu for an enriching Diasporic West African dance performance with our after-school program. We thank these talented dancers, musicians, and storytellers for sharing their talents and such an engaging performance! 



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