Mizzen Education: Celebrate Black History, past, present, and future

Happy Black History Month!

In celebrating African American history, Mizzen Education is taking a cue from actor and author Karyn Parsons who said, “Black history isn’t a separate history. This is all of our history, this is American history, and we need to understand that.”

In this spirit, Mizzen Education sees February not as a singular period of celebration, but as a springboard for the infusion of Black history in programming this month and throughout the year.

In keeping with the 2024 theme (African Americans and the Arts), they’re spotlighting lesson plans from Jazz at Lincoln Center, in collaboration with Foundations, Inc., that bring the rich tradition of jazz to life. 🎷

As Jazz at Lincoln Center shares in What is Jazz, “Jazz grew out of the African-American community in the turn of the 20th century New Orleans.” “Through innovation and collective expression,” it resembles “the innovative approach of America’s democracy.”

Mizzen Education hopes the lesson plans on this quintessentially American art form speak to you and your students, and help support your planning this month and throughout 2024!