Families enjoyed learning about the lives and accomplishments of influential African Americans and listened to a wide variety of musical selections recently at Albert Harris Elementary School’s African American Wax Museum and Choir Concert in celebration of Black History Month.
The event began with the Albert Harris 2nd and 3rd grade choir, directed by Erica Becker, singing selections from African American musicians. Before each selection, a brief introduction about the artist and song was given. The concert included songs from Michael Jackson, Al Green, and Beyoncé.
Afterwards, families moved into the cafeteria, where students impersonated influential African Americans.
Students were instructed to stay as still as possible, as if they were a wax statue in a museum, until someone stopped at their station. Students would then spring to life, delivering a brief autobiography of the person they had been assigned. These influential persons included Maya Angelou, Jackie Robinson, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Robert Smalls, and Madam CJ Walker. Students created poster boards highlighting major life events and accomplishments of the persons portrayed.