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
Civil Rights in America

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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Curriculum Frameworks

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

School District Spotlight: Miami-Dade

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    School District Spotlight: Miami-Dade County Schools, Miami-Dade, Florida
    About the School District: Pre-K-12

    They came from all across the state of Florida: a conference room filled with educators, school board members, college professors, and elected officials all with a stake in ensuring that African America History continues to be taught in South Florida public schools and in public schools across the state.“Our goal and mission is to make sure that our students are aware of the contributions that our race has made in this world, not just here in the U.S., but abroad,” said Dr. Sherrilyn Scott, District Supervisor, African American History Curriculum at Miami Dade Public Schools.
    Dr. Scott led a panel discussion on the state of African American studies in Florida public schools, at the annual two day conference of the Florida Department of Education African American History Task Force.The Miami-Dade County Public School’s African American History Advisory Committee hosted this year’s conference, held on Jan. 31 through Feb. 1 at the Miami-Dade Public Schools Administrative building, to coincide with the start of Black History Month.
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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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