Schools Still Struggling with How to Teach About Slavery

There are no national standards on how to teach about slavery, although it is often recommended as a topic in curriculum at the state and local levels.

  • Published 6 July 2019

“They made me a slave today.” Aneka Burton still remembers the way her then 10-year-old son, Nikko, who is black, recounted his experience to his grandfather after school one day. It was 2011. But Burton believes the classroom exercise in which Nikko’s classmates were encouraged to examine and pretend to bid on each other during a history lesson continues to affect his life, even now as an 18-year-old high school graduate. “He tries to act… Read at AP News