Black history is American history. DeSantis is stealing our students’ freedom to learn it.
As a Black girl growing up in Philadelphia, I was fortunate that my late father, a history teacher, taught my sisters and me (and his students) about the important role our enslaved ancestors and other Black people have played in the struggle and progress that has made America what it is today. All of the educators I know understand that an accurate, well-rounded and inclusive education – one where every student sees themselves and others – fosters joy in learning and a deep understanding of the beauty and complexity of our full American story.
Originally published: February 1, 2023
Author: Becky Pringle
Institution: National Education Association
Published by: USA Today