This month at GLOBE we have been celebrating Black History and went back in time to the Harlem Renaissance! - flourishing art, music, and literature that reflected the history and experience of African Americans during the 1920’s.
On dress up day, GLOBE students and staff showed up in their 1920's best! We met Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Claude McKay, Selma Burke, Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Thomas Wright and more! We saw extravagant hair, dresses, hats, fur collars, flapper dresses, feather headbands and boas, suits, and more! We were entertained by a jazz band in the morning during arrival and then the DeKalb School of the Arts joined us to perform their production of "Sandcastles" written by their creative writing students for Black History Month. Sandcastles follows the life of Anna Madgigin Jai Kingsley, a slave turned plantation owner in Spanish Florida. After facing extreme racism and the death of husband, she finds herself fighting for her land and fighting for her family.
It was an amazing day of heroes, history and fun. GO GLOBE!