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The NJ AMISTAD COMMISSION Infuses African American Contributions Into Curriculum

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The New Jersey Amistad Commission Executive Director Stephanie James

New Jersey schools incorporate African American history into their K-12 social studies curricula and appropriate content areas. This legislation created the Amistad Commission, a 23-member body charged with ensuring that African American historical content, contributions and experiences are taught in the state’s classrooms on a daily basis, and infused into all district curricula, lessons, testing, and presentations. The NJAC has become a national model for the revision of social studies education. New Jersey was first in the nation to pass such legislation. 

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