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“Famous Motown artists” visit the Crittenton Centers in honor of Black history month

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PEORIA (WEEK) -- In honor of Black history month, Motown artists visited the Crittenton Centers for their annual "Live Black History Museum!"

Thursday, the pre-schoolers at the Crittenton Centers performed hit songs as a tribute to influential Motown musicians. After the performances, the students were able to provide teachers, friends, and family members with information about their given artist.

Sandy Garza, development and marketing director, says the children were assigned an artist a month ago and expected to learn facts to present them today at the live museum. The Crittenton Centers emphasizes the importance of the bond between parent and child and says the parents were expected to help their child find facts about their given musician or artist.

"We truly believe that the best thing you can do for a child is nurture them and nurture that parent-child bond so the parent becomes their advocate. This live museum is an opportunity for the parent to participate in their education and cheer loudly when their child succeeds," says Garza.

Garza also says this is the 7th year that the center has hosted the live museum and says it is important to teach the kids about black history, because it shows them that they can be anything they want to be and nothing is impossible.

Chloe Calcote

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