Buffalo Public Schools Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives
The CLRI team's goal is to edify historically marginalized Black and Brown voices and histories in grades 9-12 History and English Language Arts classrooms. We will teach the legacy of enslavement from a platform of veracity including its impact on society today. Specifically, the contributions of African Americans in our nation. Students will explore how these contributions led to the financial wealth and success of the United States, how enslaved Africans contributed to the development of African American culture and identity and the impact of the Great Migration and how it led to the artistic movement known as the Harlem Renaissance.