Roosevelt K-5 celebrates African American History with 'Night at the Museum'
Pittsburgh Roosevelt recently hosted a "Night at the Museum" event to celebrate African American History Month. Parents and community members were invited, and were greeted with exhibits and performances throughout the evening.
The drama club, which consists of students in grades 2-5, put on a show entitled, "We Persevere." Guests were impressed and entertained during the performance. After the show, parents were free to explore the building and visit the exhibits students created for the event.
Each grade level from Pre-K through 5 contributed. Some of the exhibits included Freedom Quilts, a Jacob Lawrence - The Great Migration panels, fashion designs using traditional Kente symbols, Romare Bearden collages and much more.
In addition to the artwork, the fifth graders participated in a living wax museum. Each student represented a notable African American including famous scientists, athletes, entertainers, political leaders, authors and civil rights activists.
As parents and guests walked around "activating" each wax figure, the student came alive and read their speech in the first person as if they were the person they researched.