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Why Florida is So Desperate to Hide This Speech From Students

The oppression of Black people and their resistance is taboo

Allison Wiltz
Momentum
Published in
9 min readAug 30, 2023

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Henry Highland Garnet, albumen silver print, c.1881. Per the National Portrait Gallery | Public Domain

Resistance is not a dirty word, but if you try to teach students about Black Americans' efforts in resisting slavery, they may try to wash your mouth with soap. And that's because Florida's Department of Education has…

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Allison Wiltz
Momentum

Black womanist Scholar bylines @ Momentum, Oprah Daily, ZORA, GEN, EIC of Cultured #WEOC Founder allisonthedailywriter.com https://ko-fi.com/allyfromnola