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McDowell school creates unique Black History Month display

Art and computer teachers at one McDowell County school teamed up to help their students create a beautiful display of their classwork, and they can't wait for their parents to take a look.

Jarrod and his classmates used a green screen to make a video about Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

The class' SMART board presentation is just one of the many different stations set up at Pleasant Gardens Elementary School.

Throughout the month of February, students in grades K through fifth researched different people of color who contributed to America's history and culture.

"First, we researched about it, and then we went to art and created all of this stuff, and then put some facts about it on it once we created our pictures," Kevin, a fourth-grader, said.

"Black History Month is not just for people who have a dark skin color. It's for everybody, and there were people of all different colors and religions and backgrounds and genders who played a part, and that's why there are people of all different colors featured on our board," Krystall Dobson, a technology assistant, said.

Students said they hope this unique room will unite and inspire others to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Parents and friends are invited to visit Pleasant Gardens to take a look at the students hard work.

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