Students construct museum to recognize Black History Month at West Hempstead High School


An annual tradition at West Hempstead High School for Black History Month continued this February, when students created a museum featuring several accomplishments of African-Americans in U.S. history.

Michael Paul and Stephanie Withopf’s social studies classes designed poster boards, diagrams, dioramas, tri-folds and books after researching historical figures, events and/or groups connected to black history. Projects spotlighted the Apollo, Little Rock High School, Muhammed Ali, Chuck Berry and hip-hop among many other topics.

Projects were assembled in Paul’s classroom on Feb. 14-15, when peers and staff members toured the museum while answering questions at each stop to become further educated on black history.

Compiled by Nakeem Grant