National Heritage Month Series

Black History Month 101

Celebrate Black History Month with this inspiring and educational course. Take part in this important journey into the past, present, and future of the United States for Black Americans. 
  • 102 Learners

  • 30-60 minutes

    Course duration
  • Black History

  • 3 Lessons

    Informative content
    February is a Month of Celebration

    Black History is American History

    The United States has 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?

    You will learn:

    • Examine the history of the Black experience
    • The many contributions that Black people have made to society through excellence and innovation
    • Educational resources to continue your growth on this important journey
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    Derrin Slack, PMP, CIP

    CEO, Know More LLC


    Derrin Slack is the Founder and CEO of Know More LLC, a training consultancy focused on operationalizing DEIB for individuals and organizations. With over 10 years of executive leadership experience, Derrin is certified in various leadership tools and assessments. He has transformed cultures and mindsets through training, coaching, mentoring, and Human-Centered Community Service™. Derrin is also a father of two, podcast host, speaker, and thought leader on social impact, diversity, and leadership.

    Course reviews

    This was the most informative an in depth course about Black History that I have ever taken. I enjoyed the set up, information, and clear action steps. Great job!
    Julia M.
    This course is a wonderful way to become more knowledgeable about the experience of my Black neighbors who have had to endure many obstacles while remaining resilient, innovative, and courageous in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
    JOhn Dickerson