Our 5th graders visited the Olmsted County History Center this week as part of their research for their upcoming Exhibition project on discrimination. What a great experience!
The Traveling While Black exhibit was so powerful, and our students got to learn about the challenges faced by black motorists before the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.
This exhibit highlighted three main elements:
1) The perils of traveling while black
2) "Negro Motorists Green Book" This guide book for black travelers was first published in 1937 by Victor Hugo Green, a postman in New York City, and the last was the 1966-67 edition. The book listed establishments across the US where blacks could find lodging, places to eat, and purchase gasoline.
3) The impact of discrimination on Rochester and its black residents.
If you haven't checked out the exhibit yet at the history center, our students would highly recommend it. ...
May 31st, 10:38 am
May 22nd, 4:42 pm
If you haven't had a chance yet, please stop by the Usborne Book Fair here at RASA! It will be set up through tomorrow afternoon, and RASA gets 50% of the sales back in books. What a great way to help support the school! ...
May 22nd, 2:45 pm