In celebration of Black History Month, we have opened a new on-line “Legalize Black History” store--with more products than the previous one--and are offering a 20% discount on all appeal and school supplies! The new online Legalize Black History store features t-shirts and merch, some with the classic design, some messages specifically for Florida educators, and others for educators all over the country. Our demand to legalize Black history is particularly urgent since Florida banned the new AP African American Studies course and has passed a law stipulating that teachers caught with banned books—related to Black history or the queer experience—face “up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine…a third-degree felony.”
Everyone should celebrate Black history month—and with the new “Legalize Black History” (TM) shirt and merch, you can send that powerful message this year! The proceeds will go to supporting the youth winners of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Award, as well as supporting the writing of a forthcoming book about the struggle to stop the banning of Black history. With Florida's recent banning of AP African American Studies, this movement is urgent. Let’s build a world where everyone’s history is not only legal but celebrated!
The national Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action from February 6-10 is fast approaching. Here's how you can support and join the movement!
If you oppose the attack on truth, Black history, and intersectional Black identities, join the Black Lives Matter at School movement. Check out the Save The Date call for upcoming BLM at School planning meetings to prepare for the annual Week of Action from February 6-10.
Alexis Mburu and Kaley Duong are the 2022 winners of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Awards (BEMSAA) for their exceptional organizing for Black lives. They were awarded $1,000 each, and join an impressive list of Seattle student activists who preceded them for the annual prize.