Frederick County Board of Education Approves Black and African-American Studies Course

It will be available to high school seniors and juniors.

Frederick, Md. (DG) – The Frederick County Board of Education approved a Black and African American studies course for high school juniors and seniors on Wednesday.

The course will be offered as a social studies elective in the fall at any high school if enough students sign up.

The school system worked with Hood College’s Terry Anne Scott, an expert in African American studies and the chair of the school’s history department, to develope the curriculum.

The Black and African American Studies class will cover seven units, spanning from the origins of the Atlantic slave trade to the election of Barack Obama and beyond.