Black History Month Through the Eyes of the Next Generation

On Saturday, Feb. 18, the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural & Genealogy Center held its second annual Black History Month Kid’s Day featuring activities like an African drumming circle, storytime, Capoeira demo and crafts inspired by Black History Month. Children of all ages were in attendance. The Kids Day is “a way to connect kids with African American history” Carver Museum’s Educational Coordinator Faith Weaver says.

Story by Danielle Drews

Photos by by Mario Guajardo Clark

Weaver says she hopes that children of color learn to have pride in themselves. She would like others to be exposed to the great contributions of African Americans, and to information they might not have known before. “It’s important to learn about each other. It’s not just the African American story, it’s part of the American story,” Weaver says. Here’s what some of the kids had to say about the event and Black History Month.