Youth Reading To Senior Citizens Programs Non-Profit Origanization-501C: R. Harrington(Pres). (908) 445-1453 * (973) 878-2962 Connecting youths and Seniors Citizens Through Literacy * I believe all schools should teach African history all over the world! Teaching Black History New Jersey passed the law in 2002 mandating the teaching of black history in the 593 public school district. Two other states, New York and Illinois passed similar laws, knowing how difficult it is to effect change. New Jersey created that amistad commission to over see the process. It’s members wrote lessons plans, organize events and trained teachers. Lo and behold, four years later, the state has discovered that many schools have failed to comply.