What American-History Classes Aren't TeachingBreaking News
tags: civil rights, education
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The Mississippi fight against integration and civil rights was the most organized, defiant, and violent of anywhere in the country. But until 2011, civil-rights history was not part of the required curriculum in Mississippi public schools.
“Before then, it was up to the discretion of the teacher if the civil-rights movement was taught at all inside a classroom,” according to the reporter Sierra Mannie.
In 2011, the Mississippi Department of Education issued a new set of standards requiring lessons on civil-rights history.
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