February 28, 2017 – Students at Munsey Elementary School prepared and presented a play themselves in celebration of Black History Month. “I had a very good time learning history and sharing it with other students; history is important because I learn about the past, how it happened, and how it got solved,” said 5th grade student Dominic Lazo.
With the support of Rolanda Tyler, teacher-tutor, who directed the play, the students presented several passages of important events in Black History of America from the 17th century to present day. “We need to make sure that our students not only understand where they came from, but to also know that they have limitless possibilities,” said Tyler. “When they continue and persevere, they can accomplish anything.”
Parent Paul Washington attended the play to show support for his son Arthur who played Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “The students are learning and living the history through the play,” said Washington. “When students do things like this they develop character and responsibility.”
Congratulations to Munsey students on a wonderful production.