WELCOME TO ROOTS
Principal - RALC
BIRTHDAYS OF THE MONTH
Fannie Lou Hamer. Born October 6, 1917 and transitioned in 1977, she was a courageous Black woman that struggled to change the injustices of life in the South. She was instrumental in setting up voting rights and cooperative farms in Mississippi.
We will also honor our present day leader. Rev. Jessi Jackson, born October 8, 1941. Rev. Jackson has been instrumental in fighting against racial injustice throughout the 1960’s. He established People United to Serve Humanity (PUSH) and directed Operation Bread-Basket. He was also active in every phase of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In the 1988 election, he was the Democratic candidate for President, a source of pride for Black people everywhere, finishing second on the democratic ticket.
We also honor a present day shero. Dr. Mae C. Jemison, born October17, 1956. Dr. Jemison became the first African American woman astronaut to travel in space. In 1993 Jemison resigned from NASA and established the Jemison Group, a company that researches, develops, and markets advanced technologies.
Burke Nursery Pumpkin Playground, Friday, 7th
Monday, October 10th (Columbus Day)
YOUTH AFRICENTRIC MASQUERADE
TWO TICKETS PER FAMILY
(0ne- $10.00/four or more $ 8.00)
Roots Public Charter School
15 Kennedy Street, NW, Wash. DC
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Admission Fee - TBD
Dress as a famous BLACK person