Chester Mayor, Thaddeus Kirkland, read stories to CCCS scholars that help celebrate Black History Month

Chester Mayor, Thaddeus Kirkland, visited Chester Community Charter School’s Curosity Hall today, February 21, 2019, to read aloud to Ms. Janay Winston’s third grade scholars!

The children listened attentively as Mayor Kirkland read from the book, “Little Leaders, Bold Women in Black History”, in honor of Black History Month. The Mayor choose to read stories about:
Mary Mohoney, one of the first Black nurses from the Revolutionary Period.
Marian Anderson, famous opera singer.
& Althea Gibson, groundbreaking tennis star.

CCCS CEO Dr. David Clark introduced the mayor and accompanying city council members to the eager classroom. Following the reading, the young scholars joined the mayor in a lively discussion of black history and education!

Thank you for attending:
Thomas White, Community Outreach Coordinator Department of Public Affairs Office of the Mayor
Fred Green, City of Chester Office of the Mayor and Board Member of Chester Upland School District
Councilor Elizabeth Williams, Director of Parks, Public Property and Recreation