Jacksonville faith leaders protest over Black history course

Published on February 15, 2023 at 10:08 am

Faith leaders from the Jacksonville area and members of the Northside Coalition left Wednesday morning to travel to Tallahassee, where they will protest at the Capitol against a recent move by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration to block a new high school Advanced Placement course on African American studies.

Florida education officials previously wrote in a letter to the College Board, which oversees AP classes, “As presented, the content of this course is inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value.”

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The Rev. Al Sharpton — as well as Jacksonville faith leaders, including Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick Jr., senior pastor of the Bethel Church in Jacksonville, will make the trip as keynote speakers.

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