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In 'Sitting for Justice,' Roosevelt students commemorate Rosa Parks (and others)

By the Notebook on Mar 25, 2013 12:55 PM
Photo: Bas Slabbers/NewsWorks

Eighth grader Kiyanha Anderson portrayed Rosa Parks in the Women in History Assembly program.

by Oliva Jane Winters

As Rahmier Dennis-Mofield stepped out on stage in tights and a wild black wig, the Roosevelt Middle School auditorium echoed with giggles, whistles and loud applause.

Mofield was reenacting Frederick Douglass in a segment of the Germantown school's Women in History Assembly program on Thursday afternoon.

While primarily focusing on women, and Rosa Parks in particular, the "Sitting For Justice" program also briefly touched on revolutionary men in black history.

Rosa Parks and beyond

Through a 12-part production, middle school students, teachers and parents watched the arduous battle of African Americans from slavery through modern times.

Read the rest of this story at NewsWorks

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Comments (2)

Submitted by Philly Parent and Teacher (not verified) on March 25, 2013 9:45 pm
Congratulations to the students, families and staff at Roosevelt! This is another example of a lot of learning happening in schools the School Districts has labeled "failing." Fortunately, this school won't close but far too many others are being dismantled while charter operators are being given the keys. Shame on the SRC / Hite /Khin! Cheers for Roosevelt!
Submitted by A Happy Counselor (not verified) on April 1, 2013 8:34 am
Keep the trains on the tracks, keep the buses running, and the schools open!!!!!!!!!

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