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Students bring civil rights movement to life with museum

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Students at Nettleton Junior High School were hands on when it came to covering one subject in history.

Kathy Byrd, a kindergarten through 8th grade study skills teacher at Nettleton Junior High, worked with other teachers to help their students bring the civil rights movement to life.

In a hallway of the school, the walls are covered with the artwork the students handmade to recreate pivotal moments of the civil rights movement.

The students presented the museum to their parents, detailing the history behind some of those key moments while dressed up as prominent civil rights leaders and activists.

“We all feel very proud of ourselves,” said Braelen Lee, an 8th grade student. “It feels good to know our teachers have given us a chance to learn about things like this and be creative to make this type of thing happen.”

The students also worked on a civil rights mural and another museum in a different hallway covering the Holocaust.

Byrd said she likes to give her students a better understanding of those historic moments by taking them on field trips to places like Central High School in Little Rock to learn about the Little Rock Nine and to Black River Technical College to meet with Holocaust survivors. 

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