College Board introduces AP African American Studies
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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.
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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