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The Movement Has Begun: A Black Studies Curriculum is on its Way to NYC’s Public Schools

The year was 1999. It was Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, and elementary school teacher Michelle Patterson was reading a storybook about the civil rights leader to a classroom of first-graders in Brooklyn.  Patterson relished opportunities to share Black history with her students, particularly during their most impressionable years. But this year, her lesson took […]