About the Course
For the last 400 years, black people have been seen as less than human. This false perception of black humanity has led to a countless, seemingly infinite number of instances in which the police have beaten us, terrorized us, destroyed our communities, held us against our will and left many of us unjustly incarcerated.
The Black History School would like to offer a course that helps you to understand the origins of policing in America, why black people have always been mistreated, and how the trauma we're seeing today links directly to slavery, Jim Crow, and hundreds of years of racial terror.
Noted black historian Aaron Johnson takes you back to centuries to slave patrols, black codes, and the foundation of modern police forces. He also speaks to this story through a lense of blackness that you and your children will never find in America's racially-biased public school system.
If we don't understand our history, we can never understand our situation. This course will help you fill in the blanks and understand America like never before..