Reading sessions will explore famous black Americans
Some unsung heros will finally get the honor due them this month when local children learn about them in the best way possible - through stories.
The local NAACP chapter plans to host two story sessions celebrating Black History Month by focusing on lesser-known black Americans who made great contributions to American life.
"We want to focus on people children don't learn about in schools," said Natacha Dannenberg, a NAACP member. "Martin Luther King and Harriet Tubman, they know about. We want to use books about people who aren't
quite as well known, but still made a great difference in our society."
The free story times are set for 11 a.m. Saturday and Feb. 28 at Barnes &
Noble Booksellers. Dannenberg said the story times are appropriate for
children from prekindergarten through at least eighth grade. The sessions
each will be about an hour long.
In addition to Black History Month, organizers are also celebrating the
50th anniversary of the landmark case Brown vs. The Board of Education,
which led to the desegregation of American schools.
"This important decision dealt with education, we've chosen stories that
deal with education as well," Dannenberg said.