DOTHAN Ala.(WTVY)- Students and teachers at Selma Street Elementary School are celebrating Black History Month by honoring local activists.
These three teachers at Selma Street Elementary School decided to spice things up and decorate their door to display African American activists from all over the world.
First grade teacher at Selma Street Elementary Robin Hollis said, “With this month being important I just thought this would be a good idea have something they can look at and ask me questions about it to kind of get their mind going and as they see the different faces they can ask me why is this person here leads to our discussions."
First and fourth graders took turns reading history books to one another.
So I asked the students why African Americans take pride in this month.
Student Z’lasius Jimmerson said, "People can understand what's important to us African Americans people and how we feel about black history month."
Student Keira Richardson said, "Annie Turbo Malone because she was the first to make black girl hair products and she became a millionaire."
Student Jacaria Norton said, “Alice Coachman is important because she was the first black women to win a gold medal and she did the high jump in track and she's an unsung hero too."
Student Dylan Freeman said, "Sherman Maxwell he was a sportscaster and he played football too."
Throughout the month students will be preparing their best project on what they've learned.