Black parents seek schools affirming their history amid bans

Zeniyha Howard, 10, of Decatur, Ga., raises their hand during a math lesson on March 28 at the Kilombo Academic and Cultural Institute in Decatur, Ga. (AP Photo/Alex Slitz)

DECATUR, Ga. — Every decision Assata Salim makes for her young son is important. Amid a spike in mass killings, questions of safety were at the top of her mind when choosing a school. Next on her checklist was the school’s culture.