Black History Month Presentation at Friday Morning Meeting
Today’s Friday Morning Meeting featured the stories of two historically significant African Americans, Omar Ibn Said and Ruby Nell Bridges, as shared by Summit Lower Elementary students, Maya and Dalya. Robin Moore Jenkins, Summit parent, organized this informative session in which we learned the origin of Black History Month and celebrated the stories of Islamic scholar Omar Ibn Said, and Ruby Nell Bridges, the first African American to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana in 1960. When asked how they chose the person they talked about, Maya stated that Ruby “…is my age, and I can relate to her; she was also really brave. And I think she was probably pretty smart for her age.” Dalya stated that she thought “…it would be nice to choose a slave who wrote an autobiography. He wrote about what he was feeling and what his life story was.”
Many thanks to Robin, Maya, and Dalya for researching and sharing the stories of these important Americans.