Posted on August 2, 2021

African Heritage and History Curriculum Bill Signed Into Law

Associated Press, July 30, 2021

Public schools in Rhode Island are now required to teach a comprehensive African American history and heritage curriculum under legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. Daniel McKee.

“The inclusion of African heritage and history in Rhode Island curricula is long overdue,” the Democratic governor said in a statement. “I hope that Rhode Island will lead the nation in the effort to educate our young people on a full scope of history, including teaching students about events that took place right where they live.”

The curriculum was developed by Rhode Island historical and academic institutions.