As the American populace finds more and more ways to divide itself, some groups have virulently opposed the teaching of African American history in elementary and secondary schools. Other groups just as rigorously oppose granting greater access to Black history and literature to white American students. It is unfair to marginalize white Americans in their understanding of vital knowledge about the history and culture of the United States. Teaching African American history in K-12 institutions offers all students a greater appreciation for the challenges and resilience of the American experiment with democracy—begun in 1776 and continuing today.
African American Teaching
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