CGLA Black History Month


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Students from the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy now know more about the civil rights movement, segregation, and the city’s own history.

They ended Black History Month by inviting a number of long time residents to share their own experiences.

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Adrienne Sales is a parent at C.G.L.A.

“I think it’s important to show them this culture, because it’s our culture. Right now during today’s times, you know being African-American is so demoralized. I think it’s okay to share our culture with everybody so they won’t know, they will know how important it is to us.”

Middle School students incorporated STEM education into the month long celebration of Black History.

They created biography boards of black Americans in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Teachers say the whole idea of the event was to celebrate great things that African Americans have accomplished.

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