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Four local students give their perspective on what Black History Month means to them

The CEO of the Urban Leadership Foundation led an honest discussion with a few of Colorado's youth.

DENVER — Each year, we celebrate Black History Month by sharing stories of African American pioneers like Dr. Justina Ford or Henry O. Wagoner, Arapahoe County’s first black deputy.  

But, there's another point of view worth sharing... from our youth.

So, we talked to Dr. Ryan Ross, an educator and the CEO of Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado.  

He brought four students to 9NEWS, ranging in age from elementary school to high school, to have an organic discussion about their thoughts and insight about Black History.  

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Gavin Ross from Aurora Quest K-3, Marie Brooks from DSST: Montview Middle School, Ama Agyekum from DSST: Byers High School and Jalil Ridley from Overland High School, sat down with Ross and discussed what Black History Month means to them and to the future. 

Watch the full conversation:

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