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Black History Moment: Brown Vs the Board of Education By Lordina Ampere

Brown Vs the Board of Education  By: Lordina Ampere, 5 th Grade During the times of legalized racial segregation African ...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

My Winter Break Review by Geordan Burton

by Geordan Burton

I spent my winter break in school and it was fun. The winter break program was at PS 15. The clubs I went to were Sports Club and Media Club. We worked on our homework packets and test prep in the morning. At lunch, we get to play on our video games. We had a good time this week. In Media Club, I was able to interview other clubs and take pictures, such as this one from Step club:

and this one from Sports club of Mr. Marcus helping Tyrell:

Overall, my Winter Break was awesome.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Black History Moment: Brown Vs the Board of Education By Lordina Ampere

Brown Vs the Board of Education 
By: Lordina Ampere, 5th Grade

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During the times of legalized racial segregation African Americans and White Americans weren’t allowed to be on the same premises, and didn't have the same opportunities. This rule was especially applied for education. Most African Americans weren’t even allowed to go to school. Even if they did, they had poor educational resources. On the other hand, White Americans had beautiful schools and great education. This led African Americans to fight for their rights. After years of fighting, they finally succeeded. On May 17th, 1954, a law was made following the case of Brown vs the Board of Education stating that it was illegal to segregate students by the color of their skin. So don’t take your education for granted. For generations, people before us fought hard for you to get the great education they dreamed of.

Jacob Lawrence Biography By Terryll Jackson


       Jacob Lawrence was a well-known painter/educator. He was born on September 17, 1917 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and died in Seattle, Washington on June 9, 2000. After his parents divorced in 1924, he was then raised in foster care in Philadelphia. Jacob then met up with his mother in Harlem when he reached the age of 13. Lawrence was later introduced to art and took classes at the Harlem Art Workshop and often visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1937, he won a scholarship in New York to the American Artists School and then graduated in 1939. After completing his popular series, Migration of the Negros in 1941; it was exhibited at Edith Halpert's Downtown Gallery one year later, making Jacob Lawrence the first African American to join the art gallery. That time he married a woman named Gwendolyn Knight who was a sculptor and painter.Since their marriage

During Lawrence's time in World War II he was drafted in the U.S Coastal Guard and made 48 paintings which were lost throughout time. When he returned to New York he continued to paint and started to get depressed. In 1949, he got checked into Hillside Hospital in Queens, New York. He then stayed there for almost a year (11 months). After leaving the hospital he decided to start teaching again. In 1971, Lawrence was accepted for the position of a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle and then retired in 1986. Jacob Lawrence produced some paintings weeks before he died on June 9, 2000.

Source: http://www.biography.com/people/jacob-lawrence-9375562#synopsis


Friday, February 3, 2017

Elijah McCoy:The African American Engineer by: Talise Peele

Elijah McCoy was born May 2, 1844 in Colchester, Ontario, Canada. Elijah McCoy was a 19th century African-American inventor. His parents, George and Mildred Goins McCoy, fled slavery.  When he was younger he showed a strong interest in mechanics; because of this, his parents arranged for him to study in Scotland. McCoy trained as an engineer  in Scotland. Sadly he died in Detroit, Michigan, on October 10, 1929. He inspired me because I want to become a Mechanical Engineer. Also he was one of a few African-American inventor of the 19th century.

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SOURCE: http://www.biography.com/people/elijah-mccoy-9391300