Students from Forest Heights visited sites in Washington, D.C. including a special study of the Tuskegee Airmen exhibit at the Smithsonian National African American Museum of History and Culture. Students were tasked to create an online map/journal of their experience to share with Forest Heights and other school partners of the Milton P. Crenchaw Aviation Training Academy by invitation of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society-Arkansas Chapter.
Highlights of the trip included visits to:
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
White House or US Capitol (participants selected)
Drive through Embassy Row and Georgetown
Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History & Culture
View of the Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
Air Force Memorial
Museum of the Bible
African-American Civil War Memorial and Museum
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Museum (Stauton, VA)
Click here to find out more about visits to these sites from a student created group map and photographs.
Check back here to view individual maps as names appear hyperlinked:
Deandra W. - 4th Grade
Miriam A. - 6th Grade
Esther K. - 6th Grade
Allison B. - 6th Grade
Precious A. - 7th Grade
Eric E. - 7th Grade
Anna B. - 7th Grade
Chaperones: D. Williams, C. Belin, and S. Miller
Special thanks to AAHGS members (especially Mrs. Tamela Tenpenny Lewis and chaperones), cooperating administrators/faculty/staff, parents/grandparents, family, friends, and community members who helped make this trip possible. It was a once in a lifetime learning experience for all participating students and adults.