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Local High School Alumni Call for Curriculum to Include More Black and Indigenous History

School officials in Sandwich and in Barnstable will meet with graduates in the coming days to discuss how to better include Black and Indigenous history and discussions on race and racism into school curricula. The meetings stem from two separate letters written and signed by more than 15-hundred  alumni from both districts asking for these changes.

WCAI’s Kathryn Eident talked with Sandwich High School class of 2018 graduate Clare Mulroy and Barnstable High School graduating senior Margo Silliman about what they’d like to see happen in their former school districts. She asked Margo Silliman what prompted her to sign on as a letter writer along with six other authors. Margo said she’s realized she has a lot to learn about race as a white woman about to enter college.

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