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February 26, 2004

Valdosta - With one tap on his shoulder, Jarvis Battle transforms into Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   "Free at last, free at last, thank God all mighty, we are free at last," said Battle.

Fourth graders at Southeast Elementary are performing a living museum to honor their African American ancestors. "Visitors can walk up to the students, tap them on their shoulder, and they come to life," said Ellena Moore, Organizer.

They tell the stories of heroes, from Mohammed Ali to Oprah Winfrey, and even their school principal, Alvin Hudson. "It's a real honor, and Deantonio did a great job of portraying me, almost better than I do myself," said Hudson.

Museaum visitors say they've learned to value those who've gone before them.  "I've learned that Tiger Woods father taught him to play golf and that Jackie Robinson was the first Negro baseball player," said Drayton Holmes, Student. 

So even though they'll never meet most of these heroes from the past, the legends live on in their performances.

posted at 3:35 by ashley.harper@walb.com

 

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