Thursday, July 8, 2010
The lyrics employ the five most widely spoken of South Africa's eleven official languages - Xhosa (first stanza, first two lines), Zulu (first stanza, last two lines),Sesotho (second stanza), Africaans (third stanza) and English (final stanza).
French teacher, Edith Neal, wrote and directed the children in a play about the Ndebele of South Africa - based on the history of how several ethnic groups came together and unified into the Ndebele ethnic group that we know today.
Remarks by Deborah Stokes, Karen Brown, Gloria Freeman described the project from museum to classroom. Our Very Important Guest, Dr. Jonnetta B. Cole, Director of the National Museum of African Art addressed the students with the greatest of enthusiasm for the work they accomplished !