ACES Black History 2016

ACES Students Learned About The Civil Rights Movement During Black History Program
Posted on 02/29/2016
Members of the Blackstone Community Chorus provided the entertainment in the form of two short scenes complete with period costumes and music.The students at Amelia County Elementary School were treated to an up close and personal view of the Civil Rights Movement during a Black History Program on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Members of the Blackstone Community Chorus provided the entertainment in the form of two short scenes complete with period costumes and music. The assembly began with a depiction of slavery in the 1800’s and then moved from the Reconstruction period to the Civil Rights Movement where scenes such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Greensboro sit-ins were brought to life for the students. The chorus used music and oratory to highlight several influential African-Americans from this time period such as George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others that the students have been studying this month and all year as part of the Standards of Learning.
The Blackstone Community Chorus, organized since 1971 in Blackstone,Virginia, is presently under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gaines and consists of 20 members. Having performed over the years at many engagements throughout the Nottoway county community, the state of Maryland, and numerous localities in Virginia, this was the first time that the group has performed for an elementary school. The students enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the Civil Rights Movement; we look forward to additional opportunities to promote multiculturalism within the school.
Pictured are: Students in Mrs. Donna Thomas' and Mrs. Krystle Cook's Third Grade Homerooms.

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