Monday, April 22, 2013

Studio Africa featured on PBS NewsHour Inaugural Blog

In January 2013 President Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America.  Studio Africa participants visited the Smithsonian Museum of African Art in January the week before the US Presidential Inauguration and learned about a different inauguration.  National Museum of African Art Board member, Magdelene Obaji Johnson, spoke with students from Kramer Middle School about the inauguration of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first democratically-elected African woman and the comparisons to President Obama’s second inauguration.  Student's asked various questions about Africa in general, the Liberian Presidential Inauguration and of Ms. Johnson.  PBS was on hand to capture the action.  Check out the video blog and some pictures below.

Studio Africa Participants and School counselor Tiffany Scott pose with Magdelene Obaji Johnson. 
Front row: Davon Watts, Shaquirah Darmon, Genelle Walker, Tatiana Dickerson, Dashawna Richmond, Daquan Ashton & Christopher Anderson.  Second row: Nyerah Abdul- Rasheed, Dominique Stewart, Antwon Duncan, Jimia Tiamiyu, La'Tia, Hunter, Justina Mikell, Michael Briscoe.  Back row: Tiffany Scott, Taquirah Darmon, Leilani McFadden, Carlene Farmer, Christina Martin, Ms. Johnson, Miya Wagstaff, Taniya Dickerson

Ms. Johnson fields and answers questions from Studio Africa participants.
Studio Africa participants raise hands with great questions for Ms. Johnson.
Members of the The Potomac Chapter of the Links, Studio Africa facilitator and Ms. Johnson

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