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The Roeper School’s Diversity Film Series Features Sing Your Song
Roeper’s Diversity Film Series presents Sing Your Song, a documentary about the untold story of Harry Belafonte. This film reveals Belafonte’s rise to fame as a singer and his experiences touring a segregated country, to his provocative crossover into Hollywood and how his groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement. Belafonte is revealed as a tenacious hands-on activist who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and took action to counter gang violence, prisons, and the incarceration of youth.
More About Roeper School - Middle/Upper School Campus
Founded in 1941 by educational pioneers George and Annemarie Roeper, the Roeper School provides an innovative, educational program for gifted children across Detroit.
The middle and upper school campuses moved to Birmingham in 1981, occupying into the old Adams Elementary building off Adams Road. The schools rely on a challenging curriculum based on conceptual and experiential learning. While the middle school caters to students in transition, providing individualized instruction, the upper school focues on core academic subjects, independent study and advanced placement classes.
The Roeper School is a member of the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference, and almost 60 percent of middle and upper school students are involved in sports.
Admission is granted based on IQ tests, strong academic performance and letters of recommendation. The school is tuition based, although financial aid options are available.