Central Students Visit Black Power Exhibit

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On Oct. 25 the African American Studies class at Central High School had the honor of visiting the Schomburg Cultural Center in Harlem. The students had the opportunity view the iconic Black Power exhibit during the last week of its showing in New York. They researched the impact that the movement had upon education, politics, pop culture, black arts and theatre and the global impact of the movement on people throughout the world. The group also viewed the exhibition of Firelei Baez: Joy Out of Fire, in which Firelei Baez represents women, particularly of Afro-American/Afro-Caribbean/Afro-Latina heritage through photographs, paintings, notes, diaries and letters. The artist brings together women from different eras and walks of life, including important women of color whose contributions have historically been overlooked or thought of as tangential to their male counterparts. This was a great learning experience for students as they were exposed to some of the rich heritage and contributions of people of color throughout the world.