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Boys Across Divisions Engage in Meaningful Conversations Surrounding Black History Month

February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month and boys across divisions have begun engaging in meaningful conversations, recognizing the achievements of African Americans throughout history.
Middle and Upper School boys gathered for Monday Morning Meeting on February 1 where they listened to and learned from Master Percussionist Kozza Babumba, introduced by Kindergarten Teacher Jennifer Phillips and Community Life + Diversity Chair Jennifer Vermont-Davis.

Our younger boys started dialogues last week by learning about various influential activists. Second graders listened to Ms. Vermont-Davis read a book then discuss the influence of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress.

Third graders are learning about different influential figures like Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sojourner Truth as part of their ongoing study of social justice and activism.
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