We asked kids to talk about some of their heroes, and then we had adults act it out.
Okay, these are the most adorable history teachers in the world.
"Madam C. J. Walker was a self-made millionaire."
"She said, 'Maybe I could make some hair and beauty products for my fellow black people.'"
"Jesse Owens was a field runner. He winned four solid gold medals."
"Angela Davis said, 'Black Power!'"
"Spike Lee is a movie director. He is best known for taking difficult subjects and putting a twist on them, and he does this to bring awareness to the community."
"In his movie, he said, 'Do the right thing," and black people said, 'Yeah, I could.'"
"Misty Copeland is a main ballet dancer at the American Ballet Theater."
And like any great history lesson, this one ended, of course, with cookies.