LATHRUP VILLAGE, Mich. — Michigan First Credit Union's Evergreen Branch recently doubled as an art gallery for Helen McIntyre Elementary School fourth graders. The idea for the student's exhibition, titled "Jazz, Showing its Roots: Tribute to Ed Bradley and Jacob Lawrence", was spearheaded by Delores A. Flagg, Art Teacher/Coordinator at McIntyre Elementary School.

According to Flagg, the purpose of the project was to give students a chance to study and understand the history of African American art, its influences, and the connection to their own lives.

Flagg said the motivation for the exhibit was Ed Bradley, the late African American journalist and 60 Minutes and CBS News correspondent who loved the visual and performing arts.

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