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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


National Museum of African American History and Culture Dedication and Grand Opening will be on September 24, 2016 in Washington, DC

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all. For more information visit: Smithsonian African-American History Museum or Smithsonian.com

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. The Commissioner of Education's African American History Task Force would like to welcome our new partnership with EverFi. EverFi is an education technology innovator that empowers learners. EverFi provides an immersive learning environment that brings the real world into the classroom. EverFi introduces 306: American-American History . The mission of 306: African-American History is to inform and inspire today’s students through the stories and themes of African-American women and men who overcame obstacles through grit, strength, creativity and intellect. To access the EverFi learning platform, please visit http://306.everfi.com

AAHTF Instructional Standards Guide

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

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

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Upcoming Events

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture will have its Dedication and Grand Opening on September 24, 2016 in Washington, DC