Bronx high school students got an incredible opportunity to learn more about the rich cultural history of Senegal.
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Natoya German and Makkedah Ramsey were among the few that spent a week in Senegal last month.
“I can finally find meaning in the word, ‘black is beautiful,'” said German.
n the word, ‘black is beautiful,'” said German.
The “Black Birthright” trip is a new program that takes American high school students to African countires. It was founded in February of 2019.
Desiree Tunstall created the program. Tunstall partnered with Global Kids with a mission of helping young students find a better sense of self.
The program is open to any high school student who has a biological parent of the African diaspora.
Students said this trip impacted them in ways they did not expect.