When the Texas State Board of Education held hearings in November 2019 to consider adding a new high school African American Studies course to the state curriculum, students from Dallas ISD traveled to Austin to testify about their experience in a district-level African American Studies course. Subsequently, in April 2020, the board unanimously approved the course.
See highlights from the testimony below. The Texas State Board of Education website has the full video with all testimony presented.
Also see the text of two testimony presentations by students:
- Maybe One Day, the Pain Won’t Feel the Same, by Earl Williams
- We Are Important, and So is Our History, by Quardasha Mitche