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Seniors Sumeya Ali and Idman Warsame smile radiantly as they walk down the auditorium stairs to represent their country, Somalia, in the fashion show.
Westerville South performs annual Black History Month show
Grace Rodstrom, News/Feature Editor • February 28, 2024

Each year, students of all Westerville schools anticipate the biggest student-run show of February: The annual Black History Month Show. With...

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Barack-Obama
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Barack Obama - First African American president
Charles Amara, Business Manager • February 20, 2024

Barack Obama served as the 44th president of the United States. Some of his accomplishments include becoming the first African American president,...

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Aretha Franklin - The queen of soul
Anne Keir, Reporter • February 13, 2024

Aretha Franklin was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee and she died in 2018 at the age of 76. Aretha won 18 Grammys. She had 112 singles...

Josephine Baker – First black women to star in major motion picture

“To realize our dreams we must decide to wake up”
Josephine Baker. Hosted by Greg Jenner with Michell Chresfield and
     Desiree Burch. Youre Dead to Me, hosted by Greg Jenner, season 2, episode
     5, BBC Radio 4, 13 Mar. 2020
“Josephine Baker.” Hosted by Greg Jenner with Michell Chresfield and Desiree Burch. You’re Dead to Me, hosted by Greg Jenner, season 2, episode 5, BBC Radio 4, 13 Mar. 2020

Josephine Baker, an American-born French dancer, singer and actress was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, the 1927 silent film Siren of the Tropics. Her costume in Un vent de folie, a short skirt of artificial bananas and a beaded necklace became a symbol of the Roaring Twenties. During WWII she aided the French Resistance, winning numerous awards, including the Resistance Medal and the Croix de Guerre. In addition, she was named a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur by Charles de Gaulle. When traveling in the U.S., Baker refused to perform before segregated audiences and was the last person to speak before MLK Jr. ‘s ‘I have a dream’ speech. In 2021, she was inducted into the Panthéon in Paris.

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My name is Merrigan Riggs. I am a freshman at Westerville South, and I participate in Chess Club and theater. I am a voracious reader who enjoys writing. I can't wait to bring my skills to The Scribe.

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