Based on Schooling Week, Faculty Board collaborated with tutorial 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 predicted 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 Schooling Week.
The course will cowl the Reconstruction Period, Malcolm X, and different elements 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 subject—that signifies final acceptance and supreme tutorial legitimacy,” Gates Jr. stated in a press release. “AP African American Research is just not CRT. It’s not the 1619 Venture. It’s a mainstream, rigorously vetted, tutorial strategy to a vibrant subject of research, one half a century previous within the American academy, and far older, after all, in traditionally Black faculties and universities.”
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