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MNHS Celebrates Black History Month

As a part of Black History Month, social studies classes at Manalapan High School recently had special guest visitors on hand, discussing the contributions of Black soldiers in the United States Army. 

SGT Dorian Herbin and SSG Anthony Alston visited the school on Feb. 22nd to speak with students about the contributions of Black soldiers throughout this country's history. The presentation included information on contributions during various wars and discussed the famed Tuskegee Airmen and the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only all-Black Women’s Army Corps unit to serve overseas in World War II. 

In addition to the special presentation, art teacher Stephane Roberts put together a beautiful display for the hallways. Ms. Roberts described the project as meditative and reminiscent. "I think about every historian I pin up, imagining the circumstances of their lives in the time period they are from. [...] Most of the artwork is [from] a growing catalog of paintings, drawings, collages & more made by past and present Manalapan students," she said.