Northeast High Mural Honors Greensboro Four

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  • Northeast high paints mural of the Greensboro Four
  • Northeast high paints mural of the Greensboro Four
  • Northeast high paints mural of the Greensboro Four
    

McLeansville, NC -- Students at Northeast High School chose the most visual way possible to honor some history changers in Greensboro.

Students painted a mural inside their school of the Greensboro Four.

Monday night the school unveiled the mural at a reception.

The idea for the mural started as part of a contest that North Carolina A&T had on, "What does February 1, 1960 mean to you?"

Art teacher Helen Palmenteri said they didn't follow through on the contest but liked the idea, "I really liked the idea and I liked the idea of looking at the Greensboro Four through the eyes of character education."

The mural shows four hands with wristbands holding the Greensboro Four with the sky and clouds above them.

The wristbands have the words of the character traits they wanted to represent, like honesty, courage, integrity and perseverance. 

Senior Nataki Phillips explained what the sky and clouds meant to her. "The clouds symbolize the future almost because that scene down there is just like brought to us so we can remember the past."

The trickiest part of the mural was the colors because most of the pictures of the Four from back in the sixties were in black and white.

Palmenteri hopes students get a lot out of the mural. "They're going to ask themselves questions and hopefully think about themselves as a part of the community, and think about themselves as hands of inspiration. We can all inspire others into change for the better."

 

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