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pols, activists to rally for mandated black history lessons

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pols, activists to rally for mandated black history lessons

if the average new york school student has no idea who malcolm x is, they soon will, a group of elected officials and school advocates vowed tuesday. a massive push is on to mandate african-american studies in state schools following several troubling incidents in which educators have been told not to teach about the harlem renaissance and people in black face were used on a pta advertisement for a 1920s-themed fundraiser. a rally, set for wednesday afternoon at the dr. betty shabazz school on watkins st. in brownsville, brooklyn, will call on state legislators to make black history studies mandatory in all schools at all grade levels. “in the climate we are in, we need this bill like never before," said rev. kevin mccall of the national action network, who is leading t...