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The Janet Collins Story

February 3, 2016

Today at lunch, students watched The Janet Collins Story, a short animated film by Karyn Parsons who runs the non-profit Sweet Blackberry. (Some of you may remember Karyn as Hilary from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!)

Janet Collins was the first African American soloist to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. Students recognized the voice of the narrator of this film, Chris Rock.

If you'd like to learn more about the film and the Kickstarter campaign from which it came, copy and paste the following link into your browser:



This inspired me so much! I loved the performance and people should never get down because of their race. This has always been my favorite month out of the entire year!

 Callista Brinkley   Wed, February 3, 2016

I loved this because she teaches you that no matter what race you are you still follow your dreams.

 Ja'Naisia Young   Thu, February 4, 2016

Janet Collins inspired me. I feel like it should matter your color. I'm want to do something to change the world just like her. When I grow up I want to be just like her.

 Ineh Erewele   Thu, February 4, 2016

Janet Collins inspired me. She made her way to the top dosen't matter what race you are she wanted to show
that she ahd skills and she wanted to show america that so she made her way to the top and in the video when
the man in the video told her to paint her face white, she did the right thing and followed her dream and became a wonderful women and the way she showed was power and it dosen't matter what race you are

 Gabrielle mcMasters   Fri, February 5, 2016