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Learning About The Contributions Of African Americans

To highlight the contributions of African Americans, Black History Month was created to devote one period during the year. It represents an opportunity for all, not just African Americans to learn about and appreciate the numerous contributions of Black Americans. That conversation, however, is changing at some local schools.

Karen Joostema, Director of Communications at Madeira said, “It’s part of Madeira’s curriculum…not specifically for Black History Month. [Students] taking Modernism will be researching a Harlem Renaissance poet of their choice, analyzing their lives and work. Juniors have also read Frederick Douglass’ Narrative and Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon to interrogate the promise, failures, and continuing work in the U.S. on race and civil rights.”

According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, “The school’s curriculum, says Joostema incorporates studies of the contributions of all cultures including those of African Americans, seamlessly throughout the year. “AP (Advanced Placement) seniors will be finishing up Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, working to understand how Ellison viewed the struggles of race and class in the middle of the twentieth century and how he viewed himself as part of the American literary tradition, as voiced in his response to Irving Howe, “The World and the Jug,” she said. “Sophomores have just finished reading a short story from the Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o along with a play from the white South African playwright Athol Fugard. Ninth graders read Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings to explore how identity, one’s sense of self, are shaped by race, class, gender, and geography.”

Properties in Exchange At van Dorn

New water heater and HVAC is 2 years old, Spacious end unit 2BR 2BA condo at the sought after Exchange at Van Dorn. Living room opens to a private balcony overlooking the courtyard. Kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, lots of counter space, cabinet space and a pantry. Large MBR with two closets, one is walk in, and attached MBA. Second bedroom is on the other side of the condo and is spacious. It boasts two closets and an entry to the second bath, which is dual entry. There is a full size washer and dryer in the unit. Two assigned garage parking spaces convey. (2-354 & 2-355). HVAC unit is 2 years old. The many community amenities include an outdoor pool, 24 hour fitness center, indoor basketball court, outdoor grill and picnic areas, a private event room for parties and gatherings and much more. The Van Dorn metro is .6 miles away and there is a free shuttle to the metro. The locations inside the beltway is convenient to I-95, Old Town Alexandria, the Pentagon, Ft. Belvoir and the new Amazon headquarters. Very close to Kingstowne with it's many shopping and dining options. [4860 Eisenhower Ave #399, Alexandria, VA]

Bright, sunny and beautifully maintained 2 BR/2 ba w/SOUTHERN EXPOSURE balcony overlooking landscaped courtyard! Spacious unit 2BR 2BA condo at the sought after Exchange at Van Dorn. Living room opens to a private balcony overlooking the courtyard. Kitchen with granite counter tops and black appliances, lots of counter space, cabinet space and a pantry. ,6 burner gas range, fridge w/ice maker, granite countertops & dryer ! 12" ceramic tile in Kitchen, Foyer, & Baths. Maple cabinets in Kitchen & baths. Large MBR with two closets, one is walk in, and attached MBA. Second bedroom is on the other side of the condo and is spacious. It boasts two closets and an entry to the second bath, which is dual entry. There is a full size washer and dryer in the unit. Two assigned garage parking spaces convey. The many community amenities include an outdoor pool, 24 hour fitness center, indoor basketball court, outdoor grill and picnic areas, a private event room for parties and gatherings and much more. The Van Dorn metro is 1/2 miles away and there is a free shuttle to the metro. The locations inside the beltway is convenient to I-95, Old Town Alexandria, the Pentagon, Ft. Belvoir and the new Amazon headquarters. Very close to Kingstowne with its many shopping and dining options. 2 Parking Spaces 335 & 336 [4860 Eisenhower Ave #383, Alexandria, VA]

DRASTICALLY REDUCED & IN THE MIDDLE OF BEING PROFESSIONALLY PAINTED!!!!! This Exceptional and beautifully updated 1 bedroom 1 bedroom condo with private balcony is minutes from Old Town, National Harbor, DC, 495; shopping and dining and walking distance to Van Dorn Metro Station. UPDATES: HVAC System is 2 years young and the carpet is newly installed. The bedroom offers a deep, walk-in closet; and the bath a relaxing soaking tub with rainfall shower head. Full sized washer and dryer in the laundry room with overhead storage shelves. The conveniently located Garage Parking space dedicated conveys with direct, indoor access. Plenty of visitor parking! The Exchange at Van Dorn is a Pet friendly community. It has trails and paths to walk your furbabies with proper disposal stations and a fenced area to let them run, as well as, a nicely size tot lot to let your other babies mingle. This home is located in the heart of the community, giving one easy access to the BBQ grills, pool, club house, exercise room, basketball court, and shuttle to metro. [4854 Eisenhower Ave #154, Alexandria, VA]

Amazing location less than a 1/2 mile to the Van Dorn Metro , I-495, 395 and minutes to Old Town Alexandria. This first-level unit features garage parking, the HVAC unit is only 2 years old along with the Gun Metal appliances and gleaming hardwood floors. A true move in ready condo with great amenities like a free shuttle service to the metro, basketball court, business center, lovely outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. [4870 Eisenhower Ave #109, Alexandria, VA]

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