Celebrating Black History

Courtesy photo Students from The Child Unique Montessori School of Alameda visited the original Black Panther headquarters in Oakland and an exhibit at the Oakland Museum.


Students at the Child Unique Montessori School and Montessori Elementary School of Alameda marked National African American History Month (popularly known as Black History Month) with a series of campaigns designed to celebrate and share the achievements that African Americans have brought to the United States and the Bay Area specifically.

On Feb. 8, elementary students from the school visited the original building where the Black Panthers operated from, followed by the Black Panther exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California. The students have also been studying the book that inspired the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures and will be viewing the film this month.

Throughout February, students across The Child Unique and Montessori Elementary School of Alameda’s three campuses will be creating a timeline that highlights the inventions and contributions of African Americans over the last century. Students and their parents will be adding their own family memories to the timeline to recognize the unsung heroes who shaped black history locally and across the nation. 

Alameda residents who would like to contribute their own memories are invited to share them by getting in touch with the school through its website at www.thechildunique.org.