Acclaimed author and civil rights activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault visits CCSA
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Acclaimed author and civil rights activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault visits CCSA

Last Thursday, CCSA students heard from Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an African American civil rights hero and children’s author. A huge thank you to The Links, which supported this opportunity.

With fitting words in what was a difficult election week for our community, Ms. Hunter-Gault talked about the arts as a civil rights tool. She reiterated the importance of children discovering and sharing their voices, taking risks, celebrating their history, and letting their true selves shine.

She left the students with these uplifting words: “Dreams propel ambition: your dreams are going to propel you to be the best you can be. Your role now is to be the best you can be because the future is truly yours.”

We are committed to reminding our students of this truth daily as we prepare them to fulfill the duties of responsible citizenship, and to lead active positive lives in their communities now and in the future.

The Chester Fund for Education and the Arts supports The Chester Charter School for the Arts (CCSA), an arts-integrated, academically rigorous, non-profit public charter school in the Chester Upland School District.
The Chester Charter School for the Arts prepares children to employ their intellectual and creative powers to enrich their community.

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