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Black Resistance is Black History - Poster of the Week

Updated: Apr 27

African American History Month 2013

California State Employees' Association, SEIU Local 1000

Offset, Circa 2013

Sacramento, CA


February is Black History Month. February 1, 2023 was when the funeral for Tyre Nichols—another unarmed Black man brutally killed by police—took place in Memphis, TN, while protests continue across the nation.

February 1, 2023 was also when the College Board announced the updated AP curriculum for African American studies following criticism by reactionary Florida Governor Rick DeSantis. Purged from the new curriculum are writers and scholars who dealt with Black Feminism, the Black Queer experience, reparations, and Critical Race Theory. These included James Baldwin, bell hooks, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Barbara Ransby, Roderick Ferguson, Robin D. G. Kelley, Michelle Alexander and Kimberlé Crenshaw. Black Lives Matter wasn’t removed from the curriculum but made optional. CSPG’s Poster of the Week is ten years old. It probably wouldn’t be allowed in the AP curriculum.

This year's theme for Black History Month is Black Resistance. Bla