This post offers several documents related to the establishment of a Black Studies curriculum at Berkeley High — a significant innovation, in that Berkeley High was the first high school in the Bay Area to delineate an organized curriculum in the subject.

The first document is an excerpt from the Berkeley High School Yearbook of 1968, outlining the formation of Black Studies. The second is a excerpt from the 1970 Yearbook, which outlines the appointment of Richard Navies as the program’s coordinator.

The full .pdf also includes minutes of the Board Meeting, in 1991, at which the Superintendent committed to continuing the legacy of Navies after his death, and excerpts from Berkeley High’s 2015-2016 Course Catalog, outlining its African American Studies offerings.