Fla. group asks state to enforce black history law

By | February 6, 2009

A civil rights group is asking the Florida Attorney General’s Office to enforce a 1994 state law requiring black history to be taught in all school districts.

According to a complaint filed Thursday by the Tallahassee Inter-Civic Council, a 2007-2008 state enrollment report shows that only 19 of Florida’s 67 counties provide black history classes.

The group says teachers need better training to teach black history and more inclusive textbooks need to be purchased.

A spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Office says staff members are reviewing the complaint.