African Americans in Education and the Arts

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African Americans in Education and the Arts

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

African Americans in Education and the Arts

February 10, 2024, 10am-4pm


To commemorate Black History month, come celebrate “African Americans in Education and the Arts” at Burritt. Experience what it was like to be a student at a Rosenwald Schoolhouse in the early 20th century with hands-on activities led by a Burritt educator. Express your creativity with an African American folk-art craft and participate in a themed scavenger hunt throughout the Historic Park. Explore the life and legacy of Booker T. Washington, reformer and educator who founded what is now Tuskegee University.


11:00 Rosenwald School presentation—Rosenwald classroom

1:00 The Life and Legacy of Booker T. Washington—Rosenwald classroom

2:30 Rosenwald School presentation—Rosenwald classroom


Ongoing activities:

Make your own paper ugly jug—Gardiner Cabin

Tin punch craft—Industrial Room of Rosenwald Schoolhouse

Folk art scavenger hunt—Historic Park


This event is included in general admission and is free for Burritt members. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate.


February 10
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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