Black History Month Performance and Art Festival Held at School in Gloucester County

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GLASSBORO, N.J. -

February is Black History Month and, to celebrate, students in Gloucester County got the chance to showcase what they've learned about important African American figures in history.

On Wednesday, February 13th, officials with Thomas A. Bowe Elementary School in Glassboro held their second annual Black History Month Performance and Art Festival welcoming nearly 250 people from the community to check out Black History Month projects created by 4th through 6th grade students.

Officials say they are happy to see the entire community come together to celebrate Black History Month.

"One of the things I can say about Glassboro, we have always embraced Black History Month as a community," said Cyndy Wiggins, fifth-grade teacher, Thomas A. Bowe Elementary School. "You can see so many parents, grandparents, [and] great-grandparents. I've even seen several former students. It is amazing so it is a time indeed of celebration."

As part of the Black History Month Performance and Art Festival, 4th graders dressed up and posed as historic figures they learned about for a Black History Month Wax Museum.

Also, 5th grade students were tasked with creating little statues out of soda bottles of important figures in black history.

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