Hun Marks Black History Month with #blackhistorydoorchallenge and Other Events
Elizabeth Ji ’21 poses with the mixed-media art work she created in The Hun Middle School to observe Black History Month and be part of the #blackhistorydoorchallenge, in which students across the country are decorating their doors to mark the month of February. Elizabeth, a boarding student, creates bulletin boards and murals all over campus, and plans to be a children’s book illustrator one day. She did the piece with the help of fellow boarders, Angel Truong ’21 and Kathy Wang ’21.
The piece features the pictures of accomplished intellectuals, politicians, actors, athletes, and celebrities of color. The most prominent figure wears a headband made from the squares of a Freedom Quilt, which were historically hung outside homes that were safe havens for runaway slaves, conveying coded messages with the patterns.
Other Hun Black History month events include a themed Community Dinner on Thursday, February 21st and a Black History Month Luncheon on Sunday, February 24th .
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.