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The Great Migration Interactive Presentations

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Throughout Black History Month, the social studies department at Sachem High School East held weekly, interactive presentations to learn about the Great Migration. Led by teacher and department chair Tracey Melandro, students learned about influential individuals who helped lead the migration of American Americans from the rural south to the industrial north.

Most recently, students learned about the art of Jacob Lawrence, a son of southern migrants who created a 60-panel series to portray the Great Migration. Students learned about his artwork and were tasked with drawing one of his pieces, Panel 58, titled “In the North, the African American had more educational opportunities.”

Students drew three girls who had their arms stretched high to write numbers on a chalkboard. The girls wore bright colored dresses, symbolizing that they enjoyed a standard of living that allowed them to focus on schoolwork.

Date Added: 3/1/2023