Political and Legislative

Rep. Joyce Beatty Reintroduces Black History Legislation

Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) on Wednesday, the first day of Black History Month, reintroduced the Black History is American History Act, which would require Black history to be part of the American History and Civics Academies’ competitive grants. 

The grants are administered by the Department of Education and used to help improve student achievement in subjects such as American history in elementary schools. 

The legislation would make it so educators and students would learn about Black history in workshops related to American history, promote resources available from the National Museum of African American History and Culture and pressure the National Assessment of Educational Progress to include Black history in their tests, according to a statement from the congresswoman. 

Read the soure article at thehill.com

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