Throughout the month of February, students at Madison James Foster learned about the role of the Harlem Renaissance in combating racial discrimination and the legendary authors and artists from that era, including Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington. Their education culminated with students from each grade level creating impressive works of art of their own, including original poems, drawings, and painted abstracts, all put on display for guests to enjoy. Some works were also available to purchase with 100 percent of proceeds returning to the school.
On Friday, February, 22nd the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Omicron Iota Omega Chapter, partnered with the school’s month long project by hosting their 2019 Art Show Extravaganza! The theme for the show was “Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance.”
The event concluded with a donation of art supplies presented on behalf of the Sorority by Chapter President, Raven N. Owens, and The Arts Committee Chairman, LaKeisha J. Johnson, to Madison James Foster Principal, Jennifer A. Harris. The law firms of Peggy Sullivan, Attorney at Law, and The Johnson Firm, LLC, helped sponsor the event.