09 17 2014
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The PPS Focus on Diversity Film and Lecture Series is bringing to PPS students, teachers, staff and community members the Black History 101 Mobile Museum.

The innovative exhibit features 5,000 artifacts, from enslavement to hip-hop, including documents from Black leaders who helped shape the United States.

The exhibit will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 16 for students and from 4:30 to 8 p.m. for families and community members. The exhibit will be temporarily housed at Jefferson High School.

Khalid el-Hakim, the founder of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, will be present to provide context and discuss the exhibit. Accompanying him will be Umar Johnson, a nationally certified school psychologist who lectures throughout the country.

Umar is a blood relative of abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass. He will address some of the educational challenges of Black students and the community as a whole. He is a national expert on learning disabilities and their effects on Black children, as well as an expert on helping schools and parents modify challenging behaviors that can ultimately lead to disruptive behavior disorder diagnoses in Black boys.

For more information contact the Office of School-Family Partnership at 503-916-3073

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