Emmanuel Jal, former child soldier, visited Sligo Middle School on February 22, with eighth graders (photographs courtesy of Nancy Cox of Marigold Photography, @mrs_marigold) and the sixth and seventh grade (courtesy of Melita Flannery).
Students will enjoy the unique hip-hop sounds of worldwide recording artist & actor, Emmanuel Jal. He will share his incredible story of peace and reconciliation borne out of his personal experiences living as a child soldier in South Sudan.
EMMANUEL JAL was born into the life of a child soldier on an unknown date in the early 1980s in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan. Through unimaginable struggles, he managed to survive and go on to emerge as a recording artist, achieving worldwide acclaim for his unique style of hip hop with its message of peace … Continue reading