Teaching African American history in Duval County

Oct. 18, 2021 – The way African American history is taught in Duval County Public Schools is changing, thanks to some notable new ideas being ushered in this school year.

This includes a new African American history book designed by the school district, for the school district. Additionally, two middle schools – Lake Shore and Springfield — are joining all high schools in Duval County by offering their own African American elective course. With plans to continue expanding, administrators say this is just the beginning.

Watch the video above to learn about the new course offerings and materials bringing African American History to life.

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