Intergenerational Day is hit at school

Intergenerational Day is hit at school
March 01
02:00 2018

On Thursday Feb. 22, Carter G. Woodson School held its annual Intergenerational Day. Intergenerational Day is Carter G. Woodson’s efforts to maintain the time-honored tradition of sitting at the feet of elders.

As part of the longstanding African tradition, elders impart words of wisdom to the entire K-12 campus.  Community volunteers visited classrooms throughout the day and speakers spoke for 15 to 20 minutes. The school had about 60 participants, including a presentation by the Buffalo Soldiers.

Participants were ushered by members of the Student Government, with Student Body President Ahman Jones greeting all of the participants.

Longtime educator Flonnie Anderson was there that day, as well as civil rights icon Hazel Mack. N.C. Rep. Evelyn Terry was a speaker.

The logistics were arranged by Curriculum Coordinator Debra Gaines.

Carter G. Woodson officials said in a press release that Intergenerational Day was a huge success because of the Carter G. Woodson staff who invited their parents and grandparents to participate.

They said the children were honored to host and receive so many elders from the community and they are thankful for the many speakers on Intergenerational Day.

“At Carter G. Woodson, we strive to uphold our traditions, while promoting and demanding academic excellence,” officials said. 

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