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Lawrence High School Celebrates Women’s History Month

Lawrence High School’s African American Club Celebrates Harriet Tubman’s Birthday

LAWRENCE, NEW YORK (MARCH, 2022)—In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Lawrence High School’s African American Club partnered with GirlTrek to celebrate Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday. Women’s History Month has been annually observed in March in the United States since 1987.

GirlTrek is the largest public health nonprofit organization for African American women and girls in the United States with over 1 million members. The organization’s mission is to motivate women and girls to develop a habit of walking as it is a practical first step to encourage healthy living. GirlTrek is inspired by African American women like Harriet Tubman who have made a ground-breaking impact on history.

“It’s wonderful to see our students celebrate Women’s History Month and at the same time recognize the importance of their health,” said Dr. Lagnado-Papp, Principal of Lawrence High School. “This month is a great opportunity to learn and reflect on courageous women in the past and how their bravery made possible many of the opportunities and freedoms women have today.”

To highlight the contributions of women throughout history and to recognize the unprecedented health crisis Black women face, the African American club members walked 2.2 miles in Harriet Tubman’s honor. Sneakers were left outside their classroom door, along with #WeAreHarriet signs as a reminder of Harriet’s vital contributions.

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Photo 1: Members of the African-American club holding up #WeAreHarriet signs after their walk

Photo 2: A pair of sneakers hanging outside a Lawrence High School’s classroom door