For the last 29 years, superintendent Wayne Walters has modeled that commitment through the district’s African American History Bowl Challenge. When Walters was a teacher and member of the local chapter of the mentorship group 100 Black Men, he advocated for the district to stage a local version of the national competition, which 100 Black Men had developed. The group wanted to ensure that African-American history was taught in schools.
“The belief that I have is that [African-American history] is everyone’s history,” Walters said. “Representation matters, identity matters, the way that you see yourself in your learning matters.” To read the full article, please click here https://www.wesa.fm/education/2023-03-14/identity-matters-city-schools-celebrate-ancestry-culture-in-african-american-history-bowl