People For the American Way

People For the American Way Responds to Florida’s New Education Standards for Teaching African American History


Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 2024674999

Washington D.C. — Following news that Florida education officials approved new standards for teaching African American history that downplay the true history of our nation, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“We strongly object to these repeated attacks on the freedom to learn. Censorship of books and dilution of history are tools of fascist and authoritarian regimes and are antithetical to the American Way. We are especially concerned about the Right’s attempts to water down the truth of our shared history and its impact on Black Americans. This is a disservice to students who deserve a well-rounded education and to a nation that relies on a well-educated citizenry to sustain our democracy and our competitiveness on the world stage.”

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People For the American Way, a national progressive advocacy organization, inspires and mobilizes community and cultural leaders to advance Truth, Justice and the American Way. We convene courageous Americans, produce compelling media and organize campaigns to defend our democracy from authoritarian threats and advance America’s promise that everyone will enjoy freedom, safety and a vote that counts. Learn more: