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Students explored the museum’s history and culture galleries and new Afrofuturism exhibit.
Information courtesy of April Lutz and Elijah Ramjattan
While most enjoyed a three-day weekend in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students at Highland Valley Academy (HVA) took a different approach this year by visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
In previous years, the boarding school has marked the holiday by hosting special workshops on justice and peace, attending local community programming related to King’s legacy, and participating in a “peace walk.”
This year, students had the privilege of braving the snowy weather to spend the day at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Students explored the museum’s history and culture galleries and toured the new, widely-acclaimed Afrofuturism exhibit.
HVA students also had the opportunity to watch other local students present original spoken word and musical pieces. Their empowering presentations expressed their personal connection to King’s legacy and asked critical questions about how King might respond to current issues of race, economics, and militarism.