Enforce Mandatory Curriculum On Black History In all States

Enforce Mandatory Curriculum On Black History In all States

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Michela Wallach started this petition to U.S. Department of Education

The purpose of this petition is to make teaching black history mandatory in all schools in the U.S. We need to teach kids that black history isn't just in February, it is all year long. Black history should be taught throughout the year whether it be through watching documentaries, reading books by black authors, or visiting museums.  
The curriculum will include topics like:
Juneteeth, social justice, a more in-depth look into Jim Crow laws, teaching about Mr. Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks, W.E.B. Du Bois, Black Panther Party, Bessie Coleman, Bayard Rustin, Frederick Douglass, police origins and slave patroling, how "war on drugs" by the Nixon administration was racially driven, redlining and the effects of it today, systematic racism, the Tulsa Race Massacre, and acknowledging black inventors, artists, politicians, doctors, scientists, and fashion designers, etc. Acknowledging trends created by black culture and the influence of black culture through music and art.  (ex, jazz, and blues, hip hop, R&B, sneaker culture, hoop earrings, bucket hats, logomania, etc). 

Another initiative that needs to take place is new textbooks. Some of the information that is being taught is just flat out incorrect. (Ex Many people don't know that first black person to refuse to give up her seat was Claudette Colvin, not Rosa Parks.)
To fight against racism we need to tell the whole story no matter how ugly because Black History is American History.

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