ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-07-091

Date Created : 02/23/2007


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
Curriculum Specialists
Social Studies Teachers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
Black History Month - February

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. Sec. 6-16-121 and Act 326 of 1997

Contact Person:
Maggie Herrick

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) would like to remind all district personnel that, pursuant to Act 326 of 1997 and Ark. Code Ann. Sec. 6-16-121, all teachers should be incorporating African-American history into the social studies curriculum. February is Black History month, and this would be an excellent time to make a determined effort in this regard. The ADE website does have an extensive listing of resources for African-American studies, which can be accessed at

The attachment to this memo contains additional resources for incorporating African-American history into the social studies curriculum throughout the year. These resources are also posted on the Arkansas Council of Social Studies (ACSS) list serve at


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