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MS Students Participate in BLM Teach-Out for Black History/Futures Month

On Friday, February 23, in celebration of Black History/Black Futures Month, Middle Schoolers participated in their division's Black Lives Matter Teach-Out and explored the city’s diverse opportunities! Here's what each grade did: 

  • Sixth graders traveled to the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, which commemorates Armstrong's cultural, historical and humanitarian legacy. They took a guided tour of the preserved house and grounds, then returned to Calhoun to engage in a series of workshops that explored the role of art as a means for social change through the lens of Louis Armstrong.
  • The seventh graders visited the Brooklyn Museum to see the exhibit Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. They viewed the incredible contemporary and modern art created by Black diasporic artists. 
  • Eighth graders took a historic walking tour of Harlem, including Langston Hughes’ home, the legendary Apollo Theater, and other monuments. Students also learned about soul food and enjoyed a dining experience at Sylvia’s Restaurant. 


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