SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Black History Summer Academy is teaching classes of kids ages K-12 and a few adults in Springfield at Drury University.

“We want to promote family, and unity, and love in our community,” said Gwen Marshall, the organizer.

One student of the class, Elijah Jackson, talked about what he has learned so far.

“We learned about Michelle Obama and her story, what her husband and her two daughters,” said Jackson.

Another student said she is

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