Learning continues beyond black history month

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Going "Beyond Black History Month" at Burlington High School.

Burlington School District Superintendent Yaw Obeng organized Friday night's event, which included presentations about African-American figures and the history of Black History Month.

Students from around the district set up exhibits, reflecting on what they learned during February.

Obeng says the event was purposely planned outside of Black History Month.

"We want people to understand that we want to integrate our curriculum so that we look at black history and all histories throughout the course of the year," said Obeng.

"Black lives matter more than just for a month. They matter every day of the year. So an event like this, it really pushed people to come out and continue to learn about black history and black culture," said Rivan Calderin, senior.

In February, Burlington High School became the second Vermont school to fly the Black Lives Matter Flag on campus.

Obeng says he will consider flying it again.