Black History Month is always a busy time for me — although this year I cannot do as many appearances as I would like because I am going on a trip to New Zealand!
On February 7 I will have the pleasure of speaking to 3rd and 7th graders at Capitol Hill Day School here in Washington, DC where I live (and where two of my children went to school). They have been studying the concept of community and the history of the schools fits well with that. In March I’ll go back to talk to the 8th graders who are studying U.S. history.
February 10th and 11th I will be in Beaumont, Texas where I will speak at a high school and at a showing of the Rosenwald documentary at a local church. I very much look forward to this — I was in Beaumont in the fall and really enjoyed meeting folks there.
I enjoy sharing this story with middle and high school classes as well as with Rosenwald school alumni. Please let me know if you would like me to come and speak to your class , book group or alumni reunion. If you want to be in touch with me about a school visit, please use firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosenwald, a terrific documentary film by Aviva Kempner (in which I appear), has been showing around the country in movie theaters and at film festivals. See it if you can!
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