As we move through February, the children have no shortage of impressive figures to study during Black History Month. There is so much to learn from these amazing people and all they have accomplished. The Early Start children learned about Jackie Robinson this week. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB). Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
Check out the link below to learn about people you may not have heard about, including Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to orbit space and Shirley Chisholm, a pioneer for black women in government. She ran for president in 1972!