As Black History Month comes to a close, we want to continue to recognize the contributions of Black leaders in the field of gifted & talented education. Today, we are sharing this post originally written in 2016 on Dr. Martin D. Jenkins, one of the first to study giftedness in Black students.
Black History is an often overlook part of American History, but Black History Month is the time we focus on the accomplishments, history, and joy of African Americans. One way to integrate Black history and the experiences of African Americans into the curriculum is with books. The following is a list of recently published books that will inspire, delight, and increase students’ knowledge about the many and varied experiences of African Americans since 1619.
Nothing is going to get rid of the prescriptive curriculum; however, Curricular Enrichment Infusion can provide teachers and students with an activity that is easy to implement and brings out a great deal of creativity and enthusiasm. 
We need a real change in the way students are taught if we are to address the achievement gap in today's schools.
NAGC22 attendees are keenly interested in what is working in your classroom or school. Consider submitting a proposal to present at the NAGC 69th Annual Convention.