Living history event Nov. 4

Published 11:54 pm Tuesday, November 1, 2016

If you see Martha Washington, Isaac Newton, and Jesse Jackson walking around downtown Friday morning, your eyes are not deceiving you – it’s time for Andalusia City Schools’ annual Sixth Grade Living History Parade!

'Nelson Mandela' was among those historic figures in last year's event.

‘Nelson Mandela’ was among those historic figures in last year’s event.

Sixth grade students at Andalusia Elementary School have been working for weeks on this project. Every student has researched and written a speech describing the key events in the life of a historical figure. Next, they assemble a costume appropriate for their character and memorize the speech. Characters on display will range from Abigail Adams and Muhammad Ali to Amelia Earhart and the Wright Brothers.

On Friday, starting at 9:30, students will parade from City Hall to City Square, where they will stand ready to recite their speeches for observers until 10:15. The public is invited to support these students by attending this terrific event.