St. Louis County school district creates space for black girls to find their voice

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For three years Shante Duncan has facilitated The L.O.V.E. Project with freshman girls at Lafayette High School in Wildwood. She talks to the girls about school and anything else they want to share about their personal lives.

This month, Duncan centered the session around important African-American females, from Ida B. Wells to Henrietta Lacks, a black woman whose cervical cancer cells advanced medical research.

“I thought that it would be very empowering for them to learn about women in our history and to realize we come from a beautiful and powerful culture, and we should be celebrated,” She said. “The girls should be proud of who they are and where they come from. They are enough regardless of which setting they are in.” Check out the full story

By Ashley Lisenby, St. Louis Public Radio


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