Moravian Academy Begins Planning to Offer AP African American Studies

January 28, 2023

Black Student Union (BSU) leaders, Gianna Tout-Puissant '23, Tianna Tout-Puissant '23, Moriah Mitchell '23, and Okezue Bell '23, are excited to announce that the process has begun to offer AP African American Studies, anticipated to launch in the fall of 2024.

The BSU leaders find it deeply important to continue diversifying the historical curriculum of our school. We love working alongside Mr. Deal to implement a course that dives into the rich history of African Americans in this country.

"We are investigating how this course can fit into our program of studies and are committed to being on the front lines of implementing this important, powerful, formative curriculum," says Mr. Dylan Deal, Director of the Merle-Smith Campus.

The interdisciplinary course reaches into a variety of fields—literature, the arts and humanities, political science, geography, and science—to explore the vital contributions and experiences of African Americans. The AP Program has worked alongside colleges, universities, and secondary schools for more than a decade to create an AP course in African American studies. Drawing from the expertise and experience of college faculty and teachers across the country, the course is designed to offer high school students an evidence-based introduction to African American studies.


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