College Board introduces AP African American Studies
The NewYork Times ran a story on the AP African American Studies course that has been released by the College Board. Read the response from the College Board.
From the NY Times - this week has been marked by major donations exceeding $4 billion dollars by one person. Alcorn State University, Santa Fe College and West Kentucky Community and Technical College are all working-class colleges. Most of their students are lower-income, and many are trying to become the first member of their family to earn a college degree. Read more
From the NY Times - Getting into college and making it through can be hard no matter what your circumstances. But for first-generation students — the first in their families to attend college — the challenges are even greater because they must tackle them largely on their own. Read more
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Delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 argued over a lot of things, but one of their biggest debates was over how the United States should elect its president. Learn more about the Electoral College on History.
This is a 2-part series on why two Black men chose the specific higher learning institution they attended. This is a closer look into the personal choice and how it affects African American students.
After years of development, Governor DeSantis attacked the curriculum and legitimacy of the College Board's creation of the very first AP African American Studies course. What hasn't been publicized or even recognized is there wasn't an AP African American Studies course even availble previously. The following letter is a response from many of those who helped create the course. Read the letter.
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Waving Flags or not, African Americans are patriots
As we concluded African American History Month, I was asked why don’t we see as many American flags and stickers in the black community. My answer has been very simple: African American people have to be some of the most patriotic people on the planet.
What other race of people fought in the American Revolution and was still denied full citizenship?
What other race of people fought in the Civil War and still was denied equality? What other race of people fought in World War I and came home to lynchings in their uniforms? What other race of people fought in World War II and still had to come home to segregated facilities?
What other race of people after fighting in all of the wars, working and laboring for a country for free for over 300 years, still didn’t have the right to vote in democracy until the 1965 Voting Rights Act?
We fought for a country that didn’t always fight for us. We are true Americans, and our legacy and history reflect this.
Dr. Womack wrote these words in 2008
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