New York City will boost the way it teaches Black history in the nation’s largest school district by rolling out a pilot curriculum in early May, education advocates said this week during an announcement at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

“Certainly, our story did not begin in 1619,” City Councilman I. Daneek Miller said Wednesday at the event in Harlem. “We know that and some of our children know it or need to know it — but it is equally important for other people to know it.”

The pilot will roll out at selected schools, ABC7 reported. 

The City Council Black Latino and Asian Caucus, which Miller cochairs, secured $10 million from next year’s budget to launch the pilot, being put together with the help of the Black Education Research Collective at Columbia University, the Eagle Academy Foundation and other organizations.

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