LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Students at Central Middle School were treated to an unusual twist on their history lessons, essentially getting a first-hand account of a story from their textbooks.
The eighth-grade history students got to listen to a historical character interpretation from the enLIVEn program.
EnLIVEn program director Mandee Thomas said the character interpretations gave the students an opportunity to learn from history – one they won’t forget any time soon.
"These are real stories from real slaves, and our actor brings such an emotional connection,” she said. “And when the kids can emotionally connect to a story, they're going to remember it better than if they hadn't been able to make that connection."