DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Boys & Girls Club Wiregrass is well into its celebration of Black History Month.
This whole month, students have been learning about black pioneers who made history through activism, ideas, and inventions. Students have spent weeks researching and learning about people like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Crispus Attucks, Barack Obama, and several other pioneers.
One student told WDHN she’s thankful for black pioneers as their accomplishments have impacted her and her family.
“Patricia Bath created something for cataract surgery,” said 6th grader Roxi Atwood. “It’s where there’s a cloudy lens in the corner or in your retina. She invented a surgery to do that, laser focal. That helped my grandfather last year with his eye surgery because he had to get surgery on his retina.”
On Monday, March 1st, the Boys and Girls Club will wrap up its Black History Month celebration.