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Black History, Black Freedom, and Black Love | Now Streaming | MasterClass

During Black History Month, Black History, Black Freedom, and Black Love – an unprecedented three-part class that explores the American History you weren’t taught in school – is available to stream for free on We’ve also teamed up with Amazon in the U.S. to stream the class on Prime Video and IMDb TV. Learn from seven of today’s preeminent Black voices to gain a foundational understanding of the history of white supremacy and discover a path forward.

From critical race theory to the 1619 Project, Black intellectuals are reshaping conversations on race in America. Now seven of those preeminent voices share their insight on the reckoning with race in America in three parts: past, present, and future. Gain a foundational understanding of the history of white supremacy and discover a path forward through the limitless capacity and resilience of Black love.

MasterClass believes in the power of knowledge and learning to heal and help build a better world, so we are working to make this programming freely available in 2022. For those who wish to access MasterClass for their nonprofit organization, please see our Grants page.

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Join seven leading Black scholars and deepen your understanding of white supremacy in the U.S. in the first of an empowering three-part class on the reckoning with race in America. Learn from these groundbreaking journalists, activists, philosophers, and professors:

Jelani Cobb, staff writer at The New Yorker and professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism

Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, creator of the term “critical race theory” and professor at the UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School

Angela Davis, distinguished professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and author of “Women, Race & Class”

Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project and Knight Chair of Race and Journalism at Howard University

Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund

John McWhorter, contributor at The Atlantic and professor at Columbia University

Cornel West, professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary and author of 20 books

In Part III, explore the power of Black love and its capacity to help build a better future. Gain tools to recognize white supremacy, carry on the legacy of civil rights activists, and fight for stronger communities.

Lessons in this online class include:
• Recognize the White Supremacy Inside of You
• Tell Our Stories
• What Is Owed: The Case for Reparations
• When They Try to Dehumanize You
• Why I Send My Child to a Segregated School
• Why We Need to Memorialize Sites of Racial Violence
• Why I Don’t Want Reparations
• Don’t Erase Black Women
• Be a Love Warrior
• Is America a White Supremacist Nation?
• What the 2020 Election Taught Us
• Use Your Greatness for Service
• Become an Example of the Thing You’re Fighting For
• What to Do Now
• Perpetuate Black Love

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