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Solly Mack

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Mon Jul 31, 2023, 03:50 AM Jul 2023

Did your school offer Black History classes? [View all]

Elementary/Middle-Jr. High/High School only. Not college/university.

Was it offered up as a topic within a larger course? Social studies class that covered some black history or an actual class on Black History? Or? Was it a one-day event? Week? Month? Longer?

In middle school we learned about Black Americans who contributed to Math, Science, English/Literature, Music, Art etc. in those classes, as well a semester on Black History in social studies classes/history.

Before middle school Black History was only covered during social studies.

I attended elementary and one year of middle school in Atlanta, Georgia.

In the high school I attended (not in Atlanta) it was obvious that Black History was a recently added subject matter. Very basic and very safe. Also, very limited in what it covered.

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Are you kidding? RandySF Jul 2023 #1
OK. I was in Atlanta for most of my early education. Solly Mack Jul 2023 #2
Metro Detroit RandySF Jul 2023 #3
Not in all of them MichMan Jul 2023 #11
in my elementary school every morning we sang the eyes of texas nt msongs Jul 2023 #4
In the 1950's and 60's, I don't think so. Emile Jul 2023 #5
yes Skittles Jul 2023 #6
During my school tenure, my town lastlib Jul 2023 #7
Not black history, but Lunabell Jul 2023 #8
Did your school use a formal history textbook? ancianita Jul 2023 #9
No formal textbooks. A lot of different books though. Also field trips. Other material. Solly Mack Jul 2023 #10
I see. Do you recall the year? Because I don't recall Black History textbooks until the mid 70's ancianita Jul 2023 #12
In Atlanta, late 60's and 70's. High School in a different city. Solly Mack Jul 2023 #29
LMAO Ferrets are Cool Jul 2023 #13
Schools were not segregated in 1968 when I started school in Georgia. Solly Mack Jul 2023 #30
Yes. In high school, 1970's. A one-semester, dedicated, elective course. Mister Ed Jul 2023 #14
Depends on "my." Igel Jul 2023 #15
Graduated in '75 RobinA Jul 2023 #16
No Asian-American history at my schools either. Had to read up on my own. Solly Mack Jul 2023 #31
HS Class of 70, and that would be a "no"... Wounded Bear Jul 2023 #17
1970s no treestar Jul 2023 #18
In my town we had a Colored High School. Ron Green Jul 2023 #19
I graduated in the 70's in the whitest state (Maine) in the country. bluedigger Jul 2023 #20
There was a unit on black history Elessar Zappa Jul 2023 #21
Just what was covered in 8th. grade American History. My tiny, rural school's history sinkingfeeling Jul 2023 #22
Incorporated into the cirriculum Sympthsical Jul 2023 #23
I graduated from high school in segregated Texas the year Brown v. Board was handed down. CTyankee Jul 2023 #24
In 1964? No. But I was born in California and raised in Hawai'i. Met a lot of Southern military kids Hekate Jul 2023 #25
No... but we did have specific lessons at appropriate times. NT Happy Hoosier Jul 2023 #26
Went to a 90% black high school, everyday was from a black perspective also uponit7771 Jul 2023 #27
No, not as a stand-alone class. But they did cover Black History in history and social studies. Midnight Writer Jul 2023 #28
Thank you everyone! I am younger than many of you it seems. Different decade, different answers. Solly Mack Jul 2023 #32
Yes as an elective edisdead Jul 2023 #33
No but we had a Black Lit class bif Jul 2023 #34
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