Tuesday, November 30, 2021
The first complaint filed under Tennessee's new anti-critical race theory law specifically targeted a book about Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, calling it "anti-American." The 11-page complaint " filed by the Williamson County branch of conservative parents group "Moms for Liberty" " alleged that the book "Martin Luther King Jr and the March on Washington" was among a set of lessons promoting "Anti-American, Anti-White, and Anti-Mexican" teaching at Williamson County Schools, a district south of Nashville. The conservative group specifically protested a photo of segregated water fountains and images showing Black children being blasted with water by firefighters. The group claimed that an accompanying lesson plan showed a "slanted obsession with historical mistakes" and argued it shouldn't be taught.
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