|Black History Month 2004|
New Orleans Public Library
|A Bus of Our Own
Freddie Williams Evans
February 16, 2004
Students from Lorraine Hansberry elementary school walked nearly 10 blocks to the Alvar Library to listen to a story about African American students who had to walk to school everyday because they didnt have a school bus.
Freddie Williams Evans, author of the children's book A Bus of Our Own, not only read her book based on a true story of African Americans in a Mississippi community who raised money to purchase a school bus, but she shared information on the lifestyle of this tightly knit African American community as well.
Students listened intently as Williams shows them a real cotton ball and an undergarment made from a sack cloth.
Following the program, JoAnn Allen of the African American Resource Center passes out materials for a craft project based on the story.
Students create a bus of their own.
Ron Gauthier, manager of the Alvar Branch, thanks author Freddie Williams Evans for her presentation.
Students show off their finished product.