Black History Education

On June 17, 2021, Governor John Carney signed House Bill 198 of the 151st General Assembly into law. In the bill, the General Assembly acknowledged that while they have traditionally left the development of school curricula up to school districts and charter schools, they recognized that including Black History in the curricula is of such importance that they chose to require school districts and charter schools to include it in their curricula. House Bill 198 requires each Delaware public school district and charter school to provide instruction in Black History for their students in kindergarten through grade 12 through curricula developed or identified by the school district or charter school. The law specifies that the study of Black History serves to educate students about how Black people were treated throughout history and is intended to: examine the ramifications of prejudice, racism, and intolerance; prepare students to be responsible citizens in a pluralistic democracy; and to reaffirm the commitment of free peoples to the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

School Year Report Title Key Words
2022-2023 Black History Education Black History