U.S. Embassy Nairobi’s American Reference Center Celebrates Black History Month

The U.S. Embassy Nairobi’s American Reference Center (ARC) hosted over 50 students and teachers from Starehe Girls’ Center on February 18, to learn about Black History Month, a celebration of the achievements of African Americans.  The students watched the video Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks and discussed the history of the American civil rights movement. The video focuses on Rosa Parks and the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott which is one of the seminal events of the movement.  History teacher and International Visitor Leadership Program alumnus John Mwaura, who visited Montgomery during his visit to the United States, led a discussion about what it was like to see historical places related to the civil rights movement.  Following this discussion, the U.S. Embassy Nairobi’s EducationUSA advisor talked about studying in the United States and encouraged the students to do their best in school.