The Amistad Commission

The Amistad Bill (A 1301), which became a law in 2002, calls on New Jersey schools to incorporate African-American history into their social studies curriculum.  This bill was sponsored by Assembly members  William D. Payne and Craig A. Stanley.

The bill created an Amistad Commission in order to introduce and weave African-American history into the K-12 curriculum.  New Jersey took the unprecedented move of making certain that the curriculum reflected accurate events and roles of major historical figures in the context of historical accuracy and inclusion in United States history as well as world history.

The Board of Education of the South Amboy Public Schools is committed to the mission of providing our students with a quality instructional program that supports positive citizenship, and community awareness in a multicultural world that supports and encourages equity and diversity.