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New Rochelle Schools End Black History Month With Ruby Dee Tribute

The Spoken Word & Art Exhibit, honoring the life and legacy of actress and activist Ruby Dee, highlighted Black History Month activities in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Contributed
An array of colorful works of art were included in the exhibit. Photo Credit: Contributed
This portrait of Rosa Parks was among works on display. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The Spoken Word & Art Exhibit honoring the life and legacy of actress and activist Ruby Dee culminated Black History Month in New Rochelle on Saturday.

The kindergarten through 12th-grade event showcased student artwork highlighting Dee and many other influential figures.

Dee's daughter and granddaughter were on hand and spent the afternoon and evening at the exhibit.

Participants also met local authors, including Davis Elementary teacher Michael Eaddy, Wall Street Journal reporter Christopher Farley and Leslie Demus, president of the Billy Strayhorn Foundation.

Students performed, and there was an array of vendors selling crafts, jewelry, art and food.

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