Young Black Historians began in 2017 as an innovative approach to engage students of color and promote American history from a perspective that addresses diversity.
The Galesburg CUSD #205 Young Black Historians were busy last week as they went on tour to perform at local community school districts including Abingdon-Avon CUSD #276, ROWVA CUSD #208, Knoxville CUSD, and the 5 elementary schools in Galesburg CUSD #205.
The focus of the program changes each year. The first year highlighted past and present African American leaders. Last year, the theme was heroes and heroines of the Civil Rights Movement. This year, the program is a reader's theater format using African American literature.
Join the Young Black Historians on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Galesburg Public Library from 5-7 p.m. They will be doing a program entitled, "Still I Rise: A Living Museum".
A special thank you to Pam Davidson, Mary Crawford and Merris Hennenfent for all their time and support of the Young Black Historians. We would also like to thank all the volunteers who assisted with the students during the performances.
Thank you to the following sponsors:
Black Alumni Network of Knox College
Democratic Women of Knox County
Galesburg Chapter of the NAACP
Galesburg Pizza Ranch
Galesburg Public Schools Foundation
The Rock Community Church
United Automobile Aerospace Agricultural Implement
Workers of America