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WATCH: Ben Crump files suit against Ron DeSantis for rejecting AP African American studies course

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Attorney Ben Crump will release information Wednesday on a lawsuit he is filing against Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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The lawsuit is aimed at DeSantis’ decision to reject an Advanced Placement African American studies course in high schools.

Crump and attorney Craig Whisenhunt will join students and elected officials at 12:30 p.m. to announce their intent to file a lawsuit against DeSantis and the state of Florida.

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A spokesperson for Crump said three AP honors high school students will serve as the lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit against DeSantis.

Also in attendance at the news conference will be State Senator Shevrin Jones, Fedrick Ingram with American Federation of Teachers, state Senator Geraldine Thompson, Florida House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell, state Rep. Dianne Hart and state Rep. Michele Rayner.

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