THE GREAT PERSONS SERIES &
THE IN-CLASS CHILDREN'S GALLERY OF BLACK HISTORY
Children’s Gallery of Black History is a dynamic, interactive history museum dedicated to engaging DC children and youth in history and culture through hands-on learning exhibits focused on the lives of “Great People” from our past and present. M.O.M.I.E’s recently launched the Children’s Gallery at our new facility on Georgia Avenue. The Gallery also travels as a mobile series throughout the year, visiting schools, after-school groups, churches, and festivals. The Gallery impacts up to 2,000 children and youth annually.
The Children’s Gallery is a core component of M.O.M.I.E’s mission and goals. The Gallery was established in 2003 to respond to the tremendous need for more cultural and educational experiences for our low-income children. For the past 10 years, the Gallery has demonstrated an impressive track record of results and impact, working with over 60 public and public charter schools, churches, and after-school programs, and impacting over 10,000 children and youth in DC.
The In-Class Children's Gallery Series
Recently, M.O.M.I.E's Children's Gallery was a grantee of the OSSE SOAR Grant Award. The In-Class Children’s Gallery Series builds on M.O.M.I.E’s award winning humanities curriculum, The Great Persons Series, and The Children’s Gallery of Black History. The Program partners with public/public charter schools to implement holistic, enriching, and critically-needed humanities, history, and social justice education, in efforts to give our children a powerful means to deepen their self-awareness, improve racial equity and healing within our communities, and build critical 21st century learning skills to equip them for success and stability. The Program is currently being taught within classrooms of two charters schools, including Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS and Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS, impacting over 220 children.