New Jersey Department of Education

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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