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.