Mr. T Proskauer
Ramey School | February 6, 2018
On February 6, 2018, Ramey School celebrated African American History Month with a presentation by Mr. Abraham Aponte, retired social studies teacher
On February 6, 2018, Ramey School celebrated African American History Month with a presentation by Mr. Abraham Aponte, retired social studies teacher. African American History Month is a national commemoration celebrated in schools throughout the United States. The theme this year is “African Americans in Times of War”. The activity commenced with students reading the Presidential Proclamation. Then in his presentation Mr. Aponte outlined the roles of African Americans in the Armed Forces. He examined the role that the military had in both perpetuating and combatting discrimination over the course of American history. Students learned about the contributions of African Americans from the time of the American Revolution to the present day. In an interactive activity, students read and analyzed the Langston Hughes poem “As I Grew Older”. They also viewed a video from the history channel examining the progression from segregated units to an integrated military. In closing, Ramey Principal James Strait shared his experiences as an African American and a veteran of war.