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Welcome to the Commissioner of Education's African American History Task Force

The Commissioner of Education's African American History Task Force is an advocate for Florida’s school districts, teacher education training centers, and the community at large, in implementing the teaching of the history of African peoples and the contributions of African Americans to society. The Task Force works to ensure awareness of the requirements, identify and recommend needed state education leadership action, assist in adoption of instructional materials by the state, and build supporting partnerships.

"We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends."
-Mary McLeod Bethune

Mission and Goals

The State of Florida’s African American History Task Force works to ensure awareness of the requirements, identify and recommend needed state education leadership action, assist in adoption of instructional materials by the state, and build supporting partnerships.

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Task Force Members

Current membership on the The State of Florida's Task Force on African American History.

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Professional Development

Our online learning platform will be rooted in the teachings of rich African History traditions and will be held up to the same standards of excellence, accreditation, and sustainability that Florida school districts have come to expect.

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Florida Instructional Standards

These curricula outlines are intended to provide teachers with information to begin the development of their lesson plans in teaching African and African American HIstory.

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A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people. - Frederick Douglass

Address and Facebook

Commissioner of Education’s African American History Task Force
501 Orr Drive
GEC-C 316
Tallahassee, FL 32307

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