In celebration of Black History Month, 6 Iroko put on a performance telling inspirational stories from Black history. They did a fantastic job of portraying stories from the past that celebrate the qualities of innovation, creativity and success.
The children delivered a very strong message about being resilient in the face of hardships!
Included was the story of Henry “Box” Brown, who escaped his enslavers by folding himself into a crate. It measured 3 feet by two feet. He arrived in Philadelphia at the home of a barber who was part of the Underground Railroad. This was a network of people, safe houses and routes which helped lead many thousands of enslaved people to freedom.
In class, 6 Iroko also did an artist study on African American Artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and created some beautiful artwork inspired by him.
Well done, 6 Iroko, for a memorable assembly.