• Celebrating Black History

  • Black history is American history.

    Team Duval remains dedicated to ensuring Black history is embedded in all K-12 content areas. This isn't just an important goal. It is actually a Florida statute, 1003.42(2)(h).

    Journey through the resources below to explore pivotal moments in Black history education, such as the creation of The Summer Writing Institute and the introduction of the African American Studies course in middle and high schools throughout the district.

The African American History Summer Program

  • Launched in the summer of 2021, the district's annual African-American History Writing Institute provides students the chance to explore local Jackosnville history.

The African American History Elective Course

  • In addition to being available in our high schools, the African American History elective course was introduced in two middle schools in the 2021-22 school year. Now, in 2024, four middle schools offer the course. 

The Educator's POV: Teaching Black History

  • It's more than just a month. Team Duval educators share their perspectives on the importance of teaching Black history throughout the school year.

Learn more: Black history education in Team Duval

Learn more: Black history in North Florida

  • The following selections below are excerpts from the "African American Studies: Exploring Primary & Secondary Sources" resource book used in the African American History elective class.

  • A. Philip Randolph

  • Ax Handle Saturday in Jacksonville

  • Bob Hayes

  • City Federation of Colored Women's Club in Jacksonville

  • Eartha Mary Magdalene White

  • (NEW) Florida Black Codes

  • Harry T. and Harriett Moore

  • Historic LaVilla Neighborhood in Jacksonville

  • (NEW) Jim Crow Laws in Florida

  • James Weldon Johnson

  • Johnnetta Cole

  • Kingsley Plantation

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. in St. Augustine Jail

  • (NEW) Mary McLeod Bethune

  • Ocoee Massacre

  • (NEW) Patricia Stephens Due

  • (NEW) Sharecropping in Florida: A Closer Look

  • Slavery in Florida

  • The Rosewood Massacre of 1923