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UTM Students Holding Zoom Forum On Need For Required Class On African American Experience

Alexis Millsaps

Students at the University of Tennessee at Martin are holding a Zoom forum today on the need for a required class in African American History and Culture.

The forum explores questioning whether or not it is “possible to be a ‘responsible citizen’ without an education in African American History and Culture.”


The forum at 6 p.m. is hosted by the university’s Black Student Association, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and the Black History Matters Coalition. According to a press release, UTM students and alumni have been campaigning for the past four months for the general education requirement.


The University’s Faculty Senate Executive Committee will vote tomorrow on a resolution that UTM include a study of the African American Experience within its General Education curriculum. 

People can register to attend the virtual forum here.


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