Education is both a goal and a theme in The Black Experience in America: The Course. With that in mind, I’d like to invite you to the digital audience of a special conversation with the presidents of three historically Black colleges. It will be live today, Monday 10/11, at 2:30…
The last full lesson in The Black Experience in America: The Course — and this material is for adults down to junior high — is called The Microscope. I…
I was thinking about Bessie Smith today, because I’m working on a personal project and I need some inspiration. And as I was designing The Black Experi…
When I was growing up in Washington, D.C. in the '80s, identity — blackness — was a smorgasbord. Through eighth grade I went to mostly Black public sch…
The mental health of the high-achieving is getting attention lately, as first Naomi Osaka and then Simone Biles stepped back from big competitive momen…
Above: A screenshot from the opening of the Teaching Black History Conference Friday I had the privilege of presenting a session called “Tech Tools and…
A couple of years back, before I had the spark of an idea to create The Black Experience In America: The Course, I spent a few months doing some obsess…
My oldest son turned 13 last week, and I was hunting for something to get him (besides the smartphone my wife and I will be bankrolling). And then, ear…
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The Black Experience in America: The Course by Jon Fortt