2009-2010 Student Life — 16 March 2010

Paintings of Michelle Obama and Cesar Chavez hang in the cafeteria. Photo by Joanne Lee-Yuen.

February is Black History Month—a time to reflect upon and appreciate the many roles of African Americans in American history. This school year, the Oakland high VAAMP students have put on display paintings of African American leaders as a way of celebrating Black History Month.

The commemorative paintings by O-High art classes include portraits of Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Cesar Chavez. The school will observe Cesar Chavez Day on Monday, March 29.

Sit Down to Stand Up says a poster in the hallway featuring an image of Rosa Parks. Photo by Joanne Lee-Yuen

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