Mahaut Primary School Celebrates Black Awareness Month

Mahaut Primary School Students in Their Re-enactment of Slavery

Mahaut Primary School Students in Their Re-enactment of Slavery

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October.

Black History Month was formed in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be “Negro History Week”.

The Mahaut Primary School, certainly did not forget about Black History Month, as they held a Black Awareness Presentation on Thursday February 28th.

The play began with an interesting introduction from one of the students, who impersonated the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Mahaut Primary School Student During a Presentation of Black Awareness Month

Mahaut Primary School Student During a Presentation of Black Awareness Month

The students demonstrated how things were when the first African Slave Ship arrived in Virginia.

Further excitement and interest, from the crowd grew when the students demonstrated the reaction of a slave who gained his freedom.

The play brought out various emotions from the crowd, and the most emotional part of the demonstration was how the slaves were abused, killed and tortured.

Parents said it was a great initiative to host such an educational play at the school by the students, because not only did they have fun, it was also a learning experience.

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