American Graduate on Almanac!
The discussion was filmed at the Minnesota African-American Museum and Cultural Center, facilitated by Lissa Jones, and featuring recent high school graduates Shakira, Michael, Lucien, and Eshay.
Our featured youth were interviewed and filmed in their schools, homes, and other community places that supported and uplifted their passions and interests. In addition to the youth, tpt interviewed parents and family members, teachers, administrators, creative mentors, and others who encouraged their graduation success.
After graduation, four of the featured youth sat down together for a panel discussion with Lissa Jones from KMOJ’s Urban Agenda at the Minnesota African American Museum. Topics ranged from graduation successes and challenges, to opportunities to learn black history, to the belief gap and how the educational system supported and/or failed them at times.