Jericho Project to be Featured in Smithsonian Showcase
Jericho Project to be Featured in Smithsonian Showcase
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In recognition of her outstanding history research, Jericho High School student Emily Kawakami’s exhibit "How the Other Half Lives": Jacob Riis Conveys the Need for Tenement Reform Through Pioneering Photojournalism has been selected by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for inclusion in a new online showcase

Ms. Kawakami’s research is among a number outstanding exhibits researched by middle school and high school students competing in the 2021 National History Day contest. The virtual showcase premiers this week and will be available through June 29th at the following link:

https://learninglab.si.edu/profile/nationalhistoryday

Additionally, in recognition of their outstanding history research, Jericho High School students Emily Kim and Catherine Kim’s documentary Lorraine Hansberry: "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" has been selected by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

NHD students whose films were selected for the showcase grappled with topics consistent with the mission of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Their documentaries address topics of African American history, civil and human rights, and the experiences of historically underrepresented, marginalized, or subjugated peoples. These 10-minute films also reflect the 2021 NHD theme, Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.

One can view the Kim’s documentary here: https://vimeo.com/558291624


Pictured L-R are
Emily Kawakami, Emily Kim, and Catherine Kim.