Teaching the history of Africans and African Americans in the United States and their role in building this nation

Since it was established in 2002, the New Jersey Amistad Commission has played an essential role in supporting educators to fulfill the Amistad mandate into our schools. Through the commission’s resources, conferences, workshops and summer institutes, educators throughout the state have gone back to their districts ready to place African Americans at the center of American history.

While much has been done, there is so much more to do. That is the conclusion of the NJEA Amistad Stakeholder Group, which offers its recommendations in this report.  The NJEA Amistad Stakeholder Group is a coalition of education stakeholders representing educators, parents, school and district administrators, education advocates and the New Jersey Department of Education.

Marie Blistan thanked the members NJEA Amistad Stakeholder Group for their advocacy to move the Amistad mandate forward.

“Thank you to our NJEA Stakeholder Group members for the work we have done so far regarding the implementation of the Amistad Curriculum!” Blistan said. “We will be working together on the next steps with our recommendations over this next school year.”

The report, “An Intentional, Authentic, and Inclusive Learning Experience,” can be downloaded below.

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