Posted on February 8, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The debate over an Advanced Placement African American studies course has led a publisher to offer up free books.

The Hill reports that Haymarket Books will give away the ebook versions of From Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation by Keeanga Yamahtta, Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice, edited by Jesse Hagopian and Denisha Jones, and 1919 by Eve L. Ewing.

(Just the latter two, as of this posting, appear to already be free.)

Haymarket Books is a self-described "radical" publisher that specializes in "books for changing the world."

Its specific motivation for making these ebooks — and potentially more — free was the College Board's decision to revise the African American studies course's curriculum.

The new version removes the subjects of Black queer studies, intersectionality and activism, the reparations movement, and Black scholars associated with critical race theory.

Liberal and conservative voices alike attribute the changes to pressure from Florida's Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, though the College Board denies this.

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