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How To Teach Black History Better Year-Round

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Four Black girls seated on a bench, each reading a book
Ray Weikal
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Kansas City Public Schools
Black History Month is every February, but some students and educators are questioning why more isn't being done to incorporate the story of Black people in America throughout the school year.

A University of Missouri professor makes the case for how schools can better integrate Black history into courses throughout the academic year.

Focusing on Black history every February is fine, but to what degree are educators including the role of African Americans in shaping this country the rest of the year?

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Mackenzie Martin is a producer for KCUR's Up To Date, Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann, and A People's History of Kansas City. Reach out to her at mackenzie@kcur.org or on Twitter @_macmartin.
Zach Wilson is the associate producer for KCUR's Up To Date.