Shelby: At John Marshall Middle School in Houston, Texas, students and teachers took time out to observe Fred Korematsu Day.
Sofia Flores: For 40 years, Mr. Korematsu was considered a criminal. For 56 years, he worked to clear his name.
Shelby: Fred Korematsu fought for civil rights after being one of 7,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese who were imprisoned following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II.
The director of California’s Korematu Institute, Ling Woo Liu, says Texas was one of twelve states honoring Mr. Korematsu.
Ling Woo Liu: This is pretty special, and hopefully there will be plenty more to come!
Shelby: And in Billerica Memorial High School, Shawn Landry’s media literacy class has been producing some amazing videos of their own, like this one titled Life of a Dancer. Dancer Erica Lynch talks about her passion for ballet…
Erica Lynch: It’s the best thing in the world, and I don’t regret it at all.
Shelby: …And her dance company.
Erica: When I’m there, it’s like I don’t want to be anywhere in the world. I’d rather be there every single day if I could be.
Shelby: And Erica isn’t the only one that loves dance, we have got your Harlem shake videos. Check out Centerville Senior High School’s photography class in Indiana and Ocoee Middle School in Tennessee; The life skills class at South Salem High School in Oregon; The Sophisticats from Robert Brabham Middle School; And Channel One fans from Bellaire Middle School.
So, which is the best? You be the judge.
And finally, Melanie sent in a video of her singing a song to the beat of her plastic cup.
Melanie: Channel One News is the best! It rock my world like no one else!
Shelby: A huge thanks to everyone who sent us videos!
- What do all the schools featured in today’s You Tell It have in common?