Mississippi schools to roll out civil rights curriculum

08/21/2009 | WJZ-TV (Baltimore)

Mississippi education officials have announced a plan to test a civil rights curriculum in K-12 instruction and make the instruction mandatory in the future. Four school systems have requested to participate in a pilot program, and the state Department of Education will name the selected schools in September. Mississippi, the setting for many pivotal events of the civil rights movement, may be the first state to offer specific instruction on the topic.

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