In line with Training Week, School 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 colleges and is anticipated so as to add extra establishments to its roster within the coming yr.
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 Training 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 School Board launch an AP course in a subject—that signifies final acceptance and supreme educational legitimacy,” Gates Jr. stated in an announcement. “AP African American Research isn’t CRT. It’s not the 1619 Challenge. It’s a mainstream, rigorously vetted, educational strategy to a vibrant subject of examine, one half a century previous within the American academy, and far older, in fact, in traditionally Black faculties and universities.”
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