“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” -Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” —Booker T. Washington
These are quotes by African-Americans in our storied past who reached a level of success that brought them fame. However, every day and throughout the country, there are African-Americans doing great things.
Students in Finneytown Local School District recognized a number of African-American role models who forged a path that allowed others to follow and do great things that brought them success. Whitaker students researched and highlighted famous African-Americans who serve as role models for our society. For example, 4th graders learned about African-American scientists and shared facts in groups about them. Finneytown Middle School and High School leaders led a parade throughout the building with signs paying tribute to famous African-American role models in addition to students learning about African-American writers and role models. Brent students read books and wrote about famous African-Americans.
Knowing our history and understanding where we come from is an important piece to the present and the future.