Lighting the Way

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Jacob Lawrence inspired lanterns created by Step Afrika! summer camp students

In August, Phillips School Programs Educators worked with Step Afrika! summer camp students to create lanterns inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series. The workshop was one of many throughout the city to create lanterns for the first-ever Lantern Walk. Presented by our partners the 11th Street Bridge Park and Washington Performing Arts, the Lantern Walk is inspired by the story of African American families who built their homes in the historic Barry Farm / Hillsdale neighborhoods by candlelight after returning home from a long day’s work.

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The scene is set! Supplies for making lanterns

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The scene is set! Supplies for making lanterns

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Step Afrika! summer camp students learn about Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series

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Step Afrika! summer camp students and Phillips School Program Educators hard at work

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Making lanterns

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Jacob Lawrence inspired lanterns

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Join us for the Lantern Walk on September 17!

 

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