Black historical consciousness is a Black history framework developed by Dr. LaGarrett J. King, the founding director for the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education. The framework was developed as a guide for educators and other Black history proponents developing curriculum and effective instructional approaches. The principles were developed not to be static but allow educators flexibility with content decisions when they design course materials.
Black historical consciousness is an awareness that Black histories should feature Black people's historical experiences and voices. The framework is based on eight principles that attempt to center the humanity of Black folks. The principles have been adopted in many school districts around the United States and Canada. For the origins and deeper meaning of the Black historical consciousness principles, read, Black History is Not American history by Dr. King.