Students at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science walked out of class Monday to protest the alleged firing of three social studies teachers that were reportedly let go for teaching African-American history, WJLA reports.
The public charter school’s principal, Angelicque Blackmon, is a black woman, but a parent said that Principal Blackmon canned the teachers because she “did not want teachers talking about things like Kwanzaa and the late Marion Barry,” an earlier WJLA report found.
In a Vine clip posted online, students can be seen standing outside, with one female student yelling, “I should not have to feel uncomfortable in my own body!” According to WJLA, the middle school’s student body is 90 percent African American.
According to WJLA, school officials have yet to respond to the walk-out.
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