2017 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 16 - Curriculum
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 6-16-121. African-American history -- Teaching materials

Universal Citation: AR Code § 6-16-121 (2017)
  • (a)
    • (1) The Commissioner of Education shall update the materials and resources for the teaching of historical contributions made by African-Americans in the United States and in other countries prior to the establishment of the United States for inclusion in the appropriate curricula of all kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) of all public schools in the State of Arkansas.
    • (2) Emphasis shall be placed on the historic work of American civil rights leaders, including without limitation Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his pursuit of justice in civil society.
    • (3)
      • (A) The requirement under this subsection shall be taught in conjunction with corresponding state and federal holidays.
      • (B) Nothing in subdivision (a)(3)(A) of this section shall be construed to limit the teaching of this history only to the corresponding state and federal holidays.
  • (b) The commissioner shall ensure that these materials or units are reproduced and sent to all school districts in the state.
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