On February 22, the seventh grade class from the Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg visited the Midtown Jamerson Center Library for a Black History Month program.
Students engaged with Professor Kim Jackson, Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Downtown/Midtown, to learn about the rich history of African Americans. Professor Jackson spoke to the students about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States and the implications that the movement had on the nation. She also spoke on civil rights as they relate to the U.S. Constitution. The students then listened to readings from the book A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock High School, a story about the “Little Rock Nine” in 1950s Arkansas.
After, they took a tour of the Library and Learning Center to learn more about the resources that SPC has to offer.