Friday, January 28, 2011

Art for Black History Month

Or for any month, really. But as next month is Black History Month, today we began talking about what this means and why it is important. In art, we discussed that there are many different colors, and that each color can be beautiful. We also thought about how important it is to have variety in color. That in fact, it is the variety which makes each color so beautiful and unique itself. We read Priscilla and the Pink Planet to bring this point home. We then applied this discussion to skin color and created our art work - Many Colored Hands, which is (again) from Art Projects for Kids. The girls really enjoyed using the oil pastels, combining and layering them to create unique colors for the hands. Next month, we will cover much more for Black History Month but this project was a great start!

1 comment:

  1. Keep telling that history:

    Read the greatest fictionalized 'historical novel', Rescue at Pine Ridge, the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers. The website is: This is the greatest story of Black Military History...5 stars Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Youtube commercials are: and

    Rescue at Pine Ridge is the story of the rescue of the famed 7th Cavalry by the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. The 7th Cavalry got their butts in a sling again after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn't for the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry. This story is about, brutality, compassion, reprisal, bravery, heroism and gallantry.

    I know you’ll enjoy the novel. I wrote the story that embodied the Native Americans, Outlaws and African-American/Black soldiers, from the south to the north, in the days of the Native American Wars with the approaching United States of America.

    The novel was taken from my mini-series movie with the same title, “RaPR” to keep the story alive. Hollywood has had a lot of strikes and doesn’t like telling our stories…its been “his-story” of history all along…until now. The movie so far has attached, Bill Duke directing, Hill Harper, Glynn Turman, James Whitmore Jr. and a host of other major actors in which we are in talks with.

    When you get a chance, also please visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at; and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for the US Postal System in Montana, in the 1890's, “spread the word”.