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1. Benjamin Banneker Association (external link)
Abstract: The Benjamin Banneker Association is a national non-profit organization dedicated to mathematics education advocacy, establishing a presence for leadership, and professional development to support teachers in leveling the playing field for mathematics learning of the highest quality for African-American students.
Resource Type: Website

2. Black Voter Disenfranchisement (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum

3. Challenges in the Mathematics Education of African American Children: Proceedings of the Benjamin Banneker Association Leadershi (external link)
Abstract: Packed with insights and ideas from the 1997 Benjamin Banneker Association Leadership Conference, these proceedings are an excellent resource for formulating and obtaining real-life lesson plans based on expert recommendations. The conference, which focused on three strands–teaching and learning, policy, and professional development, showed progressive new solutions to the challenges of teaching mathematics to African American children.

4. Changing The Faces of Mathematics – Perspectives on African Americans (external link)
Abstract: African American students have not been given commensurate opportunities to succeed in mathematics education. This critical look at successful and unsuccessful teaching practices related to African American students explores the perspectives of these students, specific instructional techniques, integrating culture into the classroom, and where to go from here. Case studies describe efforts that have proved successful and offer suggestions for other institutions to implement.
Resource Type: Book

5. Discrimination in Education Financing (internal link)
Abstract: This article looks at the discrimination in education funding within African American communities. It discusses various causes for the lack of financial support, as well as remedies for this problem.
Resource Type: Article

6. Mathematicians of the African Diaspora (external link)
Abstract: The website contains information on the greatest black mathematicians, profiles of 500 Black mathematicians, Black women in math and science, history of Blacks in mathematics, and much more
Resource Type: Website

7. Schott Foundation for Public Education: Fairness Access Opportunity (external link)
Abstract: The Schott Foundation published reports about the quality of public education and focuses largely on the issue of a positive future for Black boys. They also look at issues of gender equity, public policy, and early childhood education.
Resource Type: Website

8. Summary Statistics for Changes in the Number of Black-Owned Businesses and their Recipients: 1997-2002 (external link)
Abstract: Data on black-owned businesses for all 50 states
Resource Type: Table/Chart

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