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The benefits of African American studies

In this March 21, 1965 file photo, Martin Luther King, Jr. and his civil rights marchers cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., heading for the capitol, Montgomery, during a five-day, 50-mile walk to protest voting laws.
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In this March 21, 1965 file photo, Martin Luther King, Jr. and his civil rights marchers cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., heading for the capitol, Montgomery, during a five-day, 50 mile walk to protest voting laws.

The College Board is administering a pilot program for the first Advanced Placement African American Studies course this Fall in around 60 high schools.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher we take a look at how the course will be taught and how we can benefit from better understanding the story of African Americans.

Guests:

  • Austin Sparks, social studies teacher at Lakewood High School
  • Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor in the department of history at Ohio State University

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