ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-08-074

Date Created : 01/09/2008


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Curriculum Specialists
Social Studies Educators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Black History Month, February

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. Sec. 6-16-121, 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. 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 emphasize the contributions that minorities have made to society and history. The ADE Web site 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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