African-American history in full bloom at Thomasville museum

African-American history in full bloom at Thomasville museum

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - The City of Thomasville has so much history to offer.

The Jack Hadley Black History Museum is one of the best places in the city to learn about South Georgia’s African-American History.

Serving over 1,000 students from January to March, one focus of the museum is youth education.

JaMarcus Underwood is the museum educator.

With a degree in history and three years under his belt at this museum, he sees the impact his teaching has on students.

From Pre-K to high school, students of all ages get a dose of black history specifically catered to fit them.


“We try to base our program offerings to the age group that we’re gonna see.
It’s just the language that we use, we might take it up a notch, with fifth graders, or dig a little deeper with middle school or high school students.
So just being cognizant of the ages,” Underwood said.
JaMarcus Underwood, museum educator at the Jack Hadley Black History Museum.
JaMarcus Underwood, museum educator at the Jack Hadley Black History Museum. (Source: WALB)

Underwood said it can be difficult to pass this knowledge and wisdom along, so this museum is doing just that — keeping the history alive.

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