Attorney Ben Crump Credit: courtesy of Facebook.

This post was originally published on Atlanta Voice

By Herb Boyd

Spurred by a decision by Gov. Ron DeSantis to block a new Advanced Placement (FAP) course about African American studies from being taught in Florida high schools, noted civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump announced his plans to sue the governor.

Crump was joined at a press conference in Tallahassee on Wednesday by several Florida state legislators, including House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell and Fedrick Ingram, secretary-treasurer of the A (AFT).    

Also joining Crump at the press conference were three AP honors high school students. He said these students will be the lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit if DeSantis “does not negotiate with the College Board to allow AP African American studies to be taught in classrooms across the state.”

Earlier, in anticipation of Crump’s press conference, Gov. DeSantis said the state wants “education, not indoctrination.”

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