Black history highlighted in Read Aloud

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield students celebrated and honored Black History Month on Monday with their second annual ‘Read Aloud.’

Mayor Domenic Sarno, State Senator James Welch, pastors, and other community leaders were invited to the Rebecca Johnson School for the event. Each of the guests visited a classroom and read a story about African Americans and their sacrifices for equality.

“Black and white people wouldn’t be able to go to school together or wouldn’t be friends. They fought for us to have freedom in the world and for us to live a great life without being threatened,” fifth grader Victoria Osei-Owusu said.

She told 22News that it made her proud that so many important people from her community came to her school today.

22News reporter and anchor Anaridis Rodriguez was among those invited to read in Monday’s Read Aloud.

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