Celebrating Black History Month: Videos

Feb. 21, 2018
Hallett Academy’s Black History Museum
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At Hallett Academy, students celebrated Black History Month with a unique project: an interactive black history museum. The brainchild of Discovery Link Program Specialist Antoinette Foster, the exhibit features pieces from students and adults celebrating African-American history and culture.

“I remember Black History Month being something that I really looked forward to — like, ‘Who am I going to research? What am I going to learn about?’ And I wanted to give our students an opportunity to do those things that we once did that made school fun. That made research fun. And that made you discover something about yourself or someone you know that you may not have,” Foster said.

Each artist showcases history so other students might be inspired to make it themselves.

“We are scientists, we are baseball players, we are tennis players… we could pretty much do everything. And that’s what I want the kids to know. There’s not a limit to what we can do. And the more we expose them to people who have done it, the more they will know that they can do it as well,” Foster explained.

View the DPS Features video on the Hallett Academy Black History Month Museum here.

Watch our other Black History Month videos:

  • Hear students of color talk about their struggle to fit in at Denver Public Schools here.
  • Don’t miss our Black History Month feature about Denver dance legend Cleo Parker Robinson here.
  • Watch our first Black History Month feature about the first African-American sorority at Manual High School here.