State reps push black history education


After the white nationalist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, two Democratic state representatives in Michigan are urging their GOP colleagues to require more black history in schools.

Reps. Jeremy Moss of Southfield and Sherry Gay-Dagnogo of Detroit are asking fellow lawmakers in a Republican-controlled Legislature to pass HB 4293, which would require black history be taught in Michigan schools.

Moss, who is Jewish, co-sponsored similar legislation with Gay-Dagnogo last session that required Holocaust education and was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2016.

The history requirement proposal has stalled in committee. Both lawmakers said the neo-Nazi march and attack on counter-protesters that left one dead and 19 injured add urgency to the issue.