In keeping with Schooling Week, Faculty Board collaborated with educational and cultural establishments together with Black communities on the native and nationwide ranges to launch the first-ever AP Program in African American Research.
The historic program has been began in 60 excessive faculties and is anticipated so as to add extra establishments to its roster within the coming 12 months.
College students taking the AP African American Research will make “key connections to the African diaspora” and have entry to the advantages of college-level coursework, per Schooling Week.
The course will cowl the Reconstruction Period, Malcolm X, and different facets of Black American historical past in addition to modern-day cultural contributions, together with Marvel’s Black Panther movie, per Time Journal.
Famend African American historical past scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. lent his experience to the creation of the curriculum for the AP course.
“Nothing is extra dramatic than having the Faculty Board launch an AP course in a discipline—that signifies final acceptance and supreme educational legitimacy,” Gates Jr. mentioned in a press release. “AP African American Research just isn’t CRT. It’s not the 1619 Mission. It’s a mainstream, rigorously vetted, educational method to a vibrant discipline of examine, one half a century previous within the American academy, and far older, in fact, in traditionally Black schools and universities.”
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