Hawkins Elementary students put on a Civil Rights play for Black History Month.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
The 4th through 6th graders at Hawkins Elementary were entertained and enlightened by some of their fellow classmates on Friday morning.
Before a crowd of about 100 students, the drama team put on a play about the Civil Rights Movement from the Montgomery Bus Boycott days through the Martin Luther King era.
Afterwards, a question and answer session began regarding the play and the students showed just how well they knew their history on the subject.
“Because some people don't know the history about it, and like Claudette Colvin, many of us didn't know about her but she was actually the first person to stay in her seat, not Rosa Parks,” said Christianna Hubbard 5th grader. “So it was really educational and you can learn a lot from it."
The program was made possible by the Ekklesia Church and Neighbors at Hawkins Program which helps build self esteem through academics and extra curricular activities.