From left (front) are Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Dr. Eraka Bath, Attaya Reed-Brown, Nadia Calme, Ivor Dawson, (back) Madison Maiho, Dr. Jo Isabel Jones, Judge John C. Lawson, and Ricardo LJ Mowatt. (Courtesy photo)

A-MAN, Inc. STEM Center partnered with Holman United Methodist Church presented “Conversation with Legacy Champions” on Saturday, Feb. 17.  The event was part of the Saturday School of African American History. The focus group was children, 3rd to 9th graders, who learned African American History from legendary African American trailblazers.

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Invited speakers included Rev. James Lawson, Jr, activist and pastor emeritus of Holman UMC; Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, dean, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University; Ivor Dawson, creator of the Traveling Space Museum; Dr. Eraka Bath, professor, UCLA Children and Forensic Psychiatry; Attaya Reed-Brown, manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; Dr. Jo Isabel Jones, pediatric cardiologist; Nadia Calme, teacher, choreographer, author, and director of The Afro Peruvian Experience; ICYOLVA Drum Corps, and Ricardo LJ Mowatt, youth development program manager/educator, mentor, drummer and president/CEO of Mowatt Entertainment.

Students learned African American History, enjoy entertainment, food, and gifts, along with meeting and talking to present-day legendary African American trailblazers.

According to the organizers, A-MAN, Inc. STEM founders, Laser Scientist Hildreth (Hal) Walker, Jr. and STEM Leader, Dr. Bettye Davis Walker, are excited to share their STEM Center with the Saturday School of African American History.  The STEM Center is located in the Love Education Building on the Holman Campus.

Along with A-MAN, other sponsors include the Brotherhood Crusade, Children Youth and Family Collaborative, and Ignited Light.