The breadth of Black history, as told by some of today’s preeminent voices, is now free during Black History Month.
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Watch. Learn. Make change.
While reconciling gaps in traditional education about U.S. history, this class will inform, contextualize, and challenge viewers to rethink the notions of race and racism and offer tools and techniques to empower change in our own lives. Gain a foundational understanding of the history of white supremacy and discover a path forward through the limitless capacity and resilience of Black love.
PART I: THE PAST
Explore the ties between slavery and American capitalism; the 14th Amendment and how the law acts as an agent of white supremacy; the history of voter suppression; and equality in education.
PART II: THE PRESENT
Examine important topics such as the origin of critical race theory; the historic “Brown v. Board of Education” Supreme Court case; and the legacy of Thurgood Marshall.
PART III: THE FUTURE
Take what you’ve learned to move forward and create a society built on justice.
LEARN FROM 7 PREEMINENT VOICES
Meet your instructors
From critical race theory to the 1619 Project, learn from seven Black intellectuals who are reshaping conversations on race in America. Deepen your knowledge of Black American experiences, past to present, with these groundbreaking scholars.
Free annual membership for
all HBCU students
This February, MasterClass is partnering with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to provide free MasterClass memberships to all students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This partnership will reach thousands of young people at the 100+ HBCUs across the country. Our goal is to amplify diverse voices and inspire a new generation of thought leaders.