Courtesy of Hannah Vowell

February is Black History Month, a time when schools, libraries, and organizations across the nation often pause to celebrate Black history and recognize the United States' violent and unjust treatment of Black people.

But in Unalaska, many teachers aren't doing anything special in their classrooms this month because they are working to include Black history and perspectives in their lesson plans year round.

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The Unalaska City School District opened its doors to students once again this month. And along with new mask-wearing, social distancing, and hand-washing measures, the district has welcomed six new teachers.