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Black History Celebrated

The 5th-grade classes from Emerson Elementary recently went on a field trip to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in downtown Detroit. 

A knowledgeable tour guide took groups of students and parents around the museum to see different exhibits. The trip started by seeing a display of how Africa looked in the 15th century when the slave trade began. 

Students learned about the triangular slave trade in social studies and saw an example of a slave ship at the museum.  

During the field trip students also learned that people are more alike than different.  Also, to make positive changes in our world, we need to work together.  

At the end of the trip, students saw examples of successful African Americans. 

Student Claire enjoyed seeing a painting that showed African Americans she knew, including Barack Obama and Martin Luther King, Jr.