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Amistad Commission

The Amistad Commission ensures that the Department of Education and public schools of New Jersey identify materials and texts which integrate the history and contributions of African-Americans and the descendants of the African Diaspora.

  • To infuse the history of Africans and African-Americans into the social studies curriculum in order to provide an accurate, complete and inclusive history.
  • To ensure that New Jersey teachers are equipped to effectively teach the revised social studies Student Learning Standards. and
  • To create and coordinate workshops, seminars, institutes, memorials and events which raise public awareness about the importance of the history of African-Americans to the growth and development of American society in a global context.

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