During February, Westwood Academy’s tenth-grade World History students produced many original and creative works celebrating Black History Month.
Students created collages, word art, essays, and in-class presentations of their favorite Black world figures, such as Olaudah Equiano, Nelson Mandela, and Bishop Desmond Tutu, and their favorite Black Americans, such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Kamala Harris, and Jesse Jackson.
Mr. Pasquini’s World History class students chose to make a word collage filled with inspirational words and phrases. The collage expressed the students’ visions and appreciation of the contributions of Black world figures and their impact on societal change throughout the ages.
Inspired by these leaders, these students and their classmates recommitted themselves to leadership and the work of justice and righteousness, seeking, in the spirit of MLK, to create a greater nation, a finer world, and a better humanity.