Elementary students hold mock slave auction during class

MAPLEWOOD — A debate over how to educate students about the history of slavery in America was reignited last week when South Orange Maplewood school district officials say elementary students held a mock slave auction while under the supervision of a substitute teacher.

A photo of one of the slave auction posters previously displayed in the South Mountain School. The South Orange Maplewood school district is now responding to another incident in the Jefferson School surrounding the unit in which elementary students are taught about slavery. (Submitted photo)

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Source: NJ.com Essex

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