Schools celebrate Black History Month

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Black History Month wrapped up on Thursday, the last day of February.

Students at one Lake Charles elementary school celebrated.

Students at John J. Johnson Elementary School on Thursday afternoon celebrated with arts, music and more.

Students put on skits, performed songs and even showed off their best dance moves to honor the contributions of African Americans.

They invited their family members to enjoy the event.

The school also honored local African American leaders Judith Washington and Rodney Geyen.

Also on Thursday, students at Washington-Marion High School celebrated the history and culture with a host of activities including song, dance, poetry and skits.

This year's theme was "We Are Because They Were."

The festivities also included Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Crush. The school's band also performed.

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