African American History EMPOWERS

Future Generations with the Wisdom of the Past.

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Our Mission

Empowering Future Generations with the Wisdom of the Past.

The African and African American Studies Curriculum will enable students to learn about the origins, wealth of contributions, and courage of Africans and African Americans from Ancient Africa to the modern Diaspora in the Americas and other parts of the world.

This instruction is essential in promoting the appreciation of diversity and in nurturing the practice of democratic values and institutions in a pluralistic society, while helping young people build a sense of self-esteem so necessary for success in our world. It also complies with Florida State Law adopted in 1994 and revised in 2002.

Diaspora - any group that has been dispersed outside its traditional homeland, especially involuntarily, as Africans during the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

for Research

Learn More about the many contributions African Americans have made to our nation at the


The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation.

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Additional Resource Links

We have gathered a few links to national & local organizations that have been apart of many facets of African American History.

The National Association for the Advancment of Colored People(NAACP)

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The Hillsborough County Public Library Collaborative

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Black History Studies
100 things you did not know about Africa

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Famous Black Writers

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Hillsborough County Public Schools Address

901 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33602 USA

African American Studies Community Committee

Call: Saba Baptiste 813) 728-2339

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Dennis Holt, Ph.D. Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies and Driver Education

Ernestine Woody Assistant Principal Curriculum, Tampa Bay Tech

Dr. Carolyn Hepburn Collins

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