The College Board Should Create an AP U​.​S. Women's History Course

The College Board Should Create an AP U​.​S. Women's History Course

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Why this petition matters

Women's political history is insufficiently covered in AP courses. For example, in AP U.S. Government & Politics all of the required foundational documents are written by men and there is no specific required information about women's political history in AP Comparative Government & Politics. In AP U.S. History there is little time to cover the significant political, economic and social contributions of important figures such as legal scholar Pauli Murray, who is pictured in the photo above. (Photo courtesy of the Schlesinger Library on Women in America, Harvard College).

To address this, the College Board should create a stand alone AP Women's History course and advocate for students to earn college credit upon successful completion. Read the list of proposed course topics.

This petition was created by AP history teachers Kristen Kelly & Serene Williams who are working alongside a student advisory group of over twenty high school students. You can learn more about Ms. Kelly and Ms. Williams their website.

1,605 have signed. Let’s get to 2,500!