CHICAGO — A group of parents at a Beverly elementary school are angry about an "African animals" Black History Month project.
Parents got a letter sent home from three kindergarten teachers explaining a stand-alone Black History Month assignment that in many cases came attached with a picture of a monkey for the students to color.
Some parents called the project racially insensitive and tone deaf.
The Chicago Public Schools curriculum on African and African American studies does have a unit in the science section about animals from the continent.
Lionel Kimble, a junior associate professor of history at Chicago State University, spoke to WGN about the incident.