It’s Black History Month. Some Ridgefielders may not know — or care much — that February is set side to mark African Americans’ history and contributions to the national culture. The girls at Ridgefield’s ABC House are out to change that — at least in the mini-world of Ridgefield High School, where they share academic and social space with kids who may be more familiar with Vermont ski resorts than with the titans of black American culture.
“It was never really a thing before in Ridgefield. No one talks about it,” said Julissa Acevedo, one of Ridgefield’s eight ABC girls.