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 While undergoing renovations last week, a high school in Oklahoma City revealed 100-year-old history lessons hidden behind the walls.
According to the Washington Post, contractors were removing chalkboards from classrooms being renovated in Emerson High School when they found a second set of chalkboards underneath, which appear to date back to 1917. The boards showed impeccable penmanship and colorful drawings, and one lesson in particular stood out; the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims.
Nearly 100 years ago, the history of Plymouth Colony was being taught in Oklahoma City Public Schools, and this piece of American history is still being taught across the country today. This resonates with us here in the Plymouth 400 office because we know the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and the founding of Plymouth Colony in 2020 will be meaningful not only for communities here in New England, but for people across the country who learned about the Pilgrims in history class (like we know these Oklahoma City students did), or have eaten a Thanksgiving meal, and so on. We believe everyone can connect with at least one of the Plymouth 400 legacies of exploration, innovation, self-governance, religious freedom, immigration, and thanksgiving.
Read more via the Washington Post, and watch the CNN video here.
(Photo via Oklahoma City Public Schools)

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