Both Canada and The United States have formally recognized the importance of Black History for more than 100 years. What started as a weeklong observance in the early 1900s has blossomed into the month of events, activities, and celebrations we now see each February.
But how did we get here, and what does it mean to celebrate Black History? How do we reconcile America’s legacy of racism and oppression with its founding principles of freedom?
Throughout this course, we’ll address these questions and more. We’ll start by examining the history of the Black experience. Then, we’ll learn about a few of the many contributions that Black people have made to society through excellence and innovation in science, the arts, law and politics, sports, and more. Finally, we’ll offer additional educational resources so you can continue this important journey into the past, present, and future of the United States. Although this course is American based the history is what drove Canadians to also force change.
Exclusively available with membership.