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Wall of Fame for Black History Month

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Northeast Campus is showcasing a Black History Month wall of fame.
Students joined family members in producing posters celebrating the achievements of African Americans and recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. History.
Ms. Toni Fisher, the campus director, said Friday that about 70 percent of the student body participated in the monthly family projects "and posters are still coming in," she said. The families not only honored black pioneers, past and present, but showed their creativity in putting the posters together.
"The kids picked their own subjects," Ms. Fisher said. 
Also on display was Charles Brooks Jr., a convicted murderer who was the first person in the United States to be executed using injection (1982).
Ms. Fisher said the family projects are designed to involve as many family members as possible in accomplishing certain goals.
She noted that the walls are covered with so many posters that children -- even when standing in line -- will have a chance read the posters on the walls and learn even more about the achievements of African Americans.
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