Curriculum being developed to teach Tulsa race massacre

The Associated Press - February 22, 2020 10:01 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education is developing a curriculum to guide teachers in informing students statewide about the events surrounding the 1921 Tulsa race massacre.

State schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister was joined in Tulsa by U.S. Sen. James Lankford, State Sen. Kevin Matthews, Tulsa schools Supt. Deborah Gist, and Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum in announcing the program that was a pilot program started two years ago in Tulsa schools.

Hofmeister said on Thursday that while districts statewide have been required to teach students about the massacre since 2002, this is the first curriculum to guide teachers and includes recommendations from descendants of the massacre victims and survivors.

 

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