Tag: African American History

Celebrating Black History Month

Shining a spotlight on local Black history

Feb. 1, 2022 – At a time when opportunities for women were severely limited, she ran a profitable business, became a philanthropist, and founded a nursing home, orphanage, and childcare center. He was a renowned activist who penned an anthem sung by children worldwide today: Lift Every Voice and Sing. And he was a gold-medal […]

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How the past shapes the present: Educators highlight the importance of teaching Black History

Feb. 25, 2020– Duval County teachers are doing their part to teach Black History in the classroom, and it’s happening across all grade levels. Students are learning about everything from African Americans who became prominent figures during the Civil Rights Movement to injustices that took place during major wars. “It’s really important because without people […]

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