One Memphis school is going the extra mile this week to celebrate Black History Month.
Students at Promise Academy Spring Hill in Raleigh held a Black History Month program Friday afternoon. Students showed off what they learned about Black History Month through the use of song and dance.
With the 50th anniversary of the Memphis Sanitation Strike and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination coming up, school leaders say these events are important so students can continue leading Memphis in the right direction.
“It’s incumbent upon us to make sure that we teach those lessons. Not only during the month of February. The history of our country, the history of our city,” says Promise Academy Spring Hill principal Dr. Patrick Washington.
Students also portrayed historical figures as part of a “living museum” for the day’s festivities. On Thursday, students honored the Memphis Sanitation Workers with a special luncheon.