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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.”

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This Exceptional and beautiful 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo top floor unit with fireplace. about 8 mins walk or private shuttle to metro. Just minutes to old Town/ 495/395 . Spacious kitchen with breakfast bar and pantry. Granite counters with stone back splash, gas and cooking and tile floors. Separate dining area, Pergo floors, 9 ft. ceilings w/crown molding and balcony w/courtyard view. Separate laundry room w/full size washer/dryer& walk -in closets. [4854 Eisenhower #447, Alexandria, VA]

Walk Van Dorn METRO! GREAT condo located just off 495. Modern kitchen, balcony (w/french door). New HVAC and Hot Water Heater 2019. Walk-in closet plus additional closet space, separate laundry room (in unit) with full size washer and dryer. Garage parking space + 2 visitor passes. Amenities such as a dog park, walking trail, pool, business center, billiards, sports court, playgrounds and fitness center. [4862 Eisenhower Ave #360, Alexandria, VA]

As you enter your new home, you are welcomed by a sense of comfort. You are immediately greeted by 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, fresh paint, and plenty of sunshine. The kitchen is adorned with granite counters and newer stainless steel appliances. Full-size washer and dryer conveniently located inside this condo. The bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the condo with the kitchen and living areas in between. Easy access to all commuting routes and walking distance to the metro make this the perfect location for all commuters. A short drive to Old Towne Alexandria and the Amazon headquarters. Shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and more are all also convenient to this location. Don't wish to walk to the metro? No problem. There is a free shuttle to the metro door. Fido will enjoy living here as well as there is a private park just for him in this community. The beautiful community center hosts all the amenities to include party room, gym, basketball court, business center, pool access, and more. This facility is a must-see. This is it! This is home. [4850 Eisenhower Ave #229, Alexandria, VA]

Welcome home! This quiet oasis less than a mile from metro ,public transportation ,shopping, and more! Enjoy the convenience of a washer/dryer in unit. Gourmet kitchen ,upgraded cabinets/granite, beautiful hardwood floors. Light and bright condo with 9 foot ceilings ,balcony, elevator ,swimming pool, tot lots, fitness center, media room , and 1 garage space. Great floor plan. Enjoy easy to show. [4860 Eisenhower Ave #279, Alexandria, VA]

This Exceptional and beautifully 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo with private balcony is minutes from Old Town,National Harbor,DC, 495;and walking distance to Van Dorn metro Station. Hardwood floor, update kitchen with granite counter top, New HVAC and hot water heater.Full new sized washer. dryer in the laundry room with overhead storage shelves. The community amenities include a free shuttle service to the metro, fitness center, basketball court, billiard room, business center and lovely outdoor swimming pool. This dog-friendly community is nestled around landscaped courtyards.The condo comes with one Parking space #233 and unassigned space for your guests. [4852 Eisenhower Ave #231, Alexandria, VA]

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