Legislators want to update black history curriculum at Massachusetts schools

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BOSTON (WWLP) – To honor former Boston State Representative Byron Rushing, legislators want schools to update their curriculum around African American studies.

House Bill 581- would require every school to teach students about the events of black history, including the history of the African slave trade, slavery in America, and the impact that slavery has had on our country.

Lawmakers want to honor Rushing’s with this proposal.

Rushing led the charge to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in public schools, and was an original sponsor of the gay rights bill in Massachusetts.

This legislation aims to teach children that regardless of their race or sexual orientation everyone deserves to live a life free from discrimination.

The bill would also provide racial sensitivity training for students at the state’s public colleges.

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