Middle school students from our Berkeley Heights campus are set to celebrate Black History Month at the Paper Mill Playhouse! On Friday, February 9, we will attend Lift Every Voice: A Letter to the Editor—
a multimedia piece exploring the music, images, and spirit of mid-century America. The story centers on Junebug, a 12-year-old boy in the 1960’s South, who learns of James Meredith’s attempt to enroll as the first African American at the University of Mississippi. When the editor of “The Oxford Eagle,” a local newspaper, expresses her negative opinions on integration, Junebug takes matters into his own hands and confronts these views, speaking out for equality and inclusion.