By Hadas Kuznits

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.

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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.

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“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.

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“They go back to their classes and they talk about it!” she said.