The class had been learning about the slave trade. "While I understand the creative effort, and the impact it had upon the students who viewed this, I used it as a teachable moment to elaborate on the gravity of this part of our history," the class's teacher wrote in the letter sent to parents.
Close-up of American religious and Civil Rights leader Malcolm X (1925 - 1965) at the Lenox Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, 1964. (Photo by Robert Elfstrom/Villon Films/Gety Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 26: Tamika Mallory attends National Anti-Violence Community Press Conference at Irving Plaza with family of Ronald McPhatter, shooting victim at Irving Plaza on May 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Martin Luther King Jr, at a press conference after meeting with President Johnson at the White House to discuss civil rights, Washington DC, December 3, 1961. (Photo by Warren K. Leffler/Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, USA - January 11: Representative John Lewis testifies against President-elect Trumps nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, USA on January 11, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Frederick Douglass (1817-1895), Abolitionist, Portrait. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Honorees Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi pose in the green room at Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for Glamour)
Harriet Tubman, American anti-slavery activist, c1900. Harriet Tubman (c1820-1913) was born into slavery in America. She escaped in 1849, became a leading Abolitionist and was active as a 'conductor' in the Underground Railroad, the network which helped escaped slaves to reach safety. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: HYDE PARK Photo of Nina SIMONE, Posed portrait of Nina Simone (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)
Portrait of African-American orator and civil rights activist Sojourner Truth (1797 - 1883), 1860s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Jesse Jackson speaks onstage during the National CARES Mentoring Movementï¿½s 2nd Annual 'For the Love of Our Children' Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for for National CARES Mentoring Movement)
(Original Caption) New York, New York: Close up of Angela Davis, black leftist activist during press conference.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: DeRay McKesson attends 54th New York Film Festival - Opening Night Gala Presentation and World Premiere of '13TH' at Alice Tully Hall on September 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Tracy Martin (L) and Sybrina Fulton (R), parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, await to speak during Peacefest, a festival hosted by Better Family Life and the Trayvon Martin Foundation, in St. Louis, Missouri on August 24, 2014 in support for the family of Michael Brown, the 18 year-old teenager shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 9th. AFP PHOTO / Michael B. THOMAS (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Writer Janet Mock attends the 19th Annual amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Van Jones attends the rally at the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
(Original Caption) Oakland, Calif.: Oakland mayoral candidate Bobby Seale, who is also a leader in the Black Panthers.
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Rev. Al Sharpton speaks onstage during the We Stand United NYC Rally outside Trump International Hotel & Tower on January 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Ruby Nell Bridges at age 6, was the first African American child to attend William Franz Elementary School in New Orleans after Federal courts ordered the desegregation of public schools
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