Hundreds march to FL Capitol over rejected AP African American studies course, other concerns

Activists and protesters march to the Florida Capitol building on Feb. 15, 2023. Credit: Danielle J. Brown

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Hundreds of Floridians, civil rights activists and religious leaders from across the state marched Wednesday from Tallahassee’s Bethel Missionary Baptist Church to the Florida Capitol building complex in protest of efforts to “whitewash” Black history by rejecting an Advanced Placement course in high school on African American studies.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, at the podium, attending a press conference in Tallahassee on Feb. 15, 2023. The event included a march from a historic church to the Florida Capitol building.

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