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Black History Month celebrated through movies

Students are screening an African-American related movie every activity period for the month of February.

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Students watch Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" in Windmoor D Feb. 6. Sophomore Genesis Jeffries hosted the event in honor of Black History Month. photo by Amy Schaffer

Students watch Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" in Windmoor D Feb. 6. Sophomore Genesis Jeffries hosted the event in honor of Black History Month. photo by Amy Schaffer

by Amy Schaffer, Photographer

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Sophomore Genesis Jeffries is hosting a Black History Month movie marathon every activity period in Windmoor D throughout the month of February. The marathon kicked off with Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,” the only Disney film featuring an African-American princess. Jeffries came up with the idea for the marathon and plans to organize more events honoring black history in the future.

“Our school really doesn’t have a black history program,” Jeffries said. “I wanted to start something new and original that will grow over the next two years.”

The first two screenings Feb. 5 and Feb. 6 brought students of all grades. The classroom was overflowing with people using all available chairs and sitting on any open floor space. Sophomore Ava Lee enjoyed her time watching a movie and eating lunch with her friends in a calm environment.

“It’s a good de-stresser before this big test week I have coming up,” Lee said. “It’s just fun.”

Students watch Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” in Windmoor D Feb. 6. Students from all classes attended. photo by Amy Schaffer

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