Students Bring Black History to Life

Thirty students from ages 5 to 18 re-imagined American Heroes at the Peninsula Center Library on February 21 and 25. For nine years now the library has hosted this event in which participating students portray the African Americans who inspire them. In addition to the child historian/actors, 10 teen docents–many of whom were once participants themselves–were on hand to help the students and serve as guides for the museum.

Kids who participate in this acclaimed event work with student mentors to learn about American history, develop awesome public speaking skills, and uncover a depth of empathy no matter what race or background they come from. PVLD librarians help the kids learn effective research techniques and all participants receive a certificate of achievement.

PVLD and the Friends of the Library are grateful to the co-sponsers: Palos Verdes Chapter of the Links, Inc., the Black Heritage Association, the Rolling Hills/Palos Verdes Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the SLA Chapter of Jack & Jill.

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