Gompers Elementary Middle School had its annual African American Street Fair on Thursday, February 28th and Friday, March 1st. The hallway was transformed into Gompers Blvd., showcasing various exhibits celebrating the rich heritage Detroit has to offer.
The street fair featured politicians, sports heroes, local heroes, educators, musicians, and famous DPS Alumni. Historic Landmarks such as the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Black Bottom, and Paradise Valley were also featured.
The highlights of the Street Fair included an 18-foot long model of the city bus Rosa Parks was arrested on. The bus was drawn by Gompers Art Teacher, Ms. Melissa Holzworth. Students were able to take pictures on the bus and with a life size figure of President Barack Obama. Third grade students danced to Motown favorites in front of the Motown Museum.
The students and staff worked hard to bring history to life. Everyone had a great time learning and sharing Detroit’s History. The Gompers African American Street Fair was produced and developed by our school counselor Ms. Karen Williams.