PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — One local all-girls 5th grade class celebrated the accomplishments of African American women for Black History Month.
They made history come alive for the rest of their school.READ MORE: Woman Beaten To Death With Pipe In Old City, Philadelphia Police Say
Gesu School 5th grade girls brought African American women to life through a so-called “museum” they set up in their gym.
“Hi, I’m Misty Copeland. In 2015 I became the first African American ballerina,” said one of the students taking part in the project.
The project was set up by their teacher, Tammi Crummy.READ MORE: New Jersey Requires COVID-19 Vaccine For Health Care Workers, Ending Test Options Amid Latest Surge
“Each year I find that the girls choose different people. They choose modern-day people, like we have a Teraji P. Henson to Rosa Parks!” Crummy said.
Other students come in and get a chance to listen to the presentations by touching their shoulder to make their students’ characters come alive.
“We had like the girls over there doing cartwheels and backflips! It’s like a very fun project!” said another student, making their way through the makeshift museum.
Crummy says when the other classes come through, it’s like a project within a project.MORE NEWS: West Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek Golf Course Set To Be Restored
“They go back to their classes and they talk about it!” she said.