WABSE, the Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators, and affiliate of NABSE, the National Alliance of Black School Educators, is proud to present its annual Black History Exhibit. This year we pay tribute to events in history that eventually brought about freedom for many. The Emancipation Proclamation was a document that brought about the first official changes in slavery laws. Learn about freedoms by reading books, hearing stories, and watching videos about how decisions to make people free changed the lives of many.
Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators, Inc.
New Rochelle High
School Mentoring Program and Black Culture Club
presents Annual Black History Spoken Word & Art Exhibit CELEBRATING FREEDOM: Commemorating the Signing
Proclamation and Other Acts of Liberty
City School District of New Rochelle Grades K-12
Exhibition: February 28 (6:00 PM)-March 7
Opening Event: Thursday, February 28, 2013 7:00 PM
New Rochelle High School House 4 Linda Kelly Auditorium
HOW CAN MY CLASS PARTICIPATE?
*Children may read a poem or poems from African or African American poets (ask your librarian for help)
*Students may create original works of poetry or visual art inspired by the selected readings
*Create an (appropriate) dance or song that is inspired by the concepts of freedom or that interprets a freedom story
*Create a quilt, or your interpretation of other symbols of freedom
*Create a collage or portrait inspired by Black historical freedom fighters
*Select a significant quote from a poem. Print it on a 5”x7” index card and attach it to the art piece. BE SURE IT IS SECURE!
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
*Artwork must be on 18”x24” paper, no larger. Artwork may be smaller.
*The paper may be cut or folded to make book presentations or story boards.
*You may use acrylics, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, pen and ink drawings, mixed media, collage, crayon, or markers.
*On the front of each work of art, clearly print student name, school, grade, teacher’s name, and classroom.
*Each school may send up to a dozen pieces.
*All work (including poems and presenter names) should be collected and sent to Shelli Owens at Jefferson School via the “School Pony” by Friday, February 15, 2013.
*All performances must be previewed by a WABSE representative. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
+This is an exhibition for students in the City School District of New Rochelle