The 1696 Historical Commission was signed into law on July 1, 2014 and was tasked with developing a comprehensive African American history curriculum for Rhode Island public schools from kindergarten through grade 12. This page on the Rhode Island Department of Education’s website includes resources provided by organizations, scholars, and historians throughout Rhode Island to support classroom instruction in African-American history.  It includes links to primary sources, recommended secondary sources, and links to unit and lesson plans.