This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
by Oliva Jane Winters
As Rahmier Dennis-Mofield stepped out on stage in tights and a wild black wig, the Roosevelt Middle School auditorium echoed with giggles, whistles and loud applause.
Mofield was reenacting Frederick Douglass in a segment of the Germantown school’s Women in History Assembly program on Thursday afternoon.
While primarily focusing on women, and Rosa Parks in particular, the "Sitting For Justice" program also briefly touched on revolutionary men in black history.
Rosa Parks and beyond
Through a 12-part production, middle school students, teachers and parents watched the arduous battle of African Americans from slavery through modern times.