The State of Illinois Now Requires Public Universities to Offer Courses on Black History

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A new bill passed into law in the state of Illinois requires all state-operated colleges and universities in the state to include at least one course on Black history. The educational institutions can meet the requirement by offering an online course on Black history. In 1981, the legislature mandated every public school district in the state to teach Black history. The new legislation states that each state college or university “shall offer a course studying the events of Black History, including the history of the African slave trade, slavery in America, and the vestiges of slavery in...

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