More than A Month Black History Series III

17 June - 19 August 2021

This interactive ten-week Black history webinar series will will take us from ancient Africa to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Led by award-winning historian, diversity, equity, inclusion leader, and motivational speaker, Matthew C. Whitaker, Ph.D.

“Before Black Lives Matter, they must be understood.” ~ Dr. Matthew C. Whitaker

“Black history is more vital in our own times than ever. Its descriptive intervention allows us to embrace the fullness of American and world history on a previously unimagined scale. By allowing the voices of black women and men, icons and ordinary people, to join in our larger democratic story, we come to see how African-Americans expansively transformed the United States. The struggle for black dignity, both its triumphs and travails, offers a universal story, one that immigrants, women, people of color and LGBTQ communities can all relate to.” ~ Peniel E. Joseph

Learn what you have always wanted to know in an intimate and positive space!

This interactive ten week webinar series will allow Black lives to speak, inspire, and instruct our way forward. Anyone interested in understanding the contemporary fight for racial justice, will not want to miss it. This webinar series will pay particular attention to the ways in which Black people have resisted forces that have marginalized and dehumanize them, while helping build a dynamic society based upon cultural pluralism. We will begin with pre-colonial Africa, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade, American slavery, emancipation, and reconstruction eras. We will then explore Jim Crow segregation, World War I, the Great Depression, New Deal, Harlem and Chicago Renaissances, and World II. We will conclude with the civil rights, Hip Hop, Barack Obama, and Black Lives Matter generations.

Throughout the course, we will examine migration processes, Black organizations, leaders, and the roles faith, class, gender, and sexual orientation have played within Black communities, and the emergence of Black culture as a powerful force in global society.

Bi-Weekly Beginning June 17 , 2021 (Time: 4:00PM – 6:00PM MST – Arizona Time)

Led by award-winning historian, diversity, equity, inclusion leader, and motivational speaker, Matthew C. Whitaker, Ph.D.

Throughout the course, we will examine migration processes, Black organizations, leaders, and the roles faith, class, gender, and sexual orientation have played within Black communities, and the emergence of Black culture as a powerful force in global society.

Dates and Themes

  • 6/17 Pre-Colonial Africa
  • 6/24 The Trans-0Atlantic Slave Trade
  • 7/1 American Chattel Slavery
  • 7/8 Emancipation and Reconstruction
  • 7/15 The Rise of Jim Crow and World I
  • 7/22 Black America and the “New Deal”
  • 7/29 The Harlem Renaissances
  • 8/5 Black America and World War II
  • 8/12 The Civil Rights Movement
  • 8/19 Hip Hop, Barack Obama and Black Lives Matter

Diamond Strategies is a premier, NMSDC MBE certified diversity, equity, inclusion, community relations, employee learning and executive leadership training provider to Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Europe, Africa and China. Our specialties include: Facilitation and Training, including industry Training-of-Trainers, (TOT), Interest-Based-Resolution (IBR), Transformative Speaking, Community Relations, and Thought Leadership. Our consultants are distinguished and globally experienced diversity and inclusion experts, offering services to schools, non-profits, corporations, faith-based organizations municipalities, and community groups. Our mission is to be your partner in a larger effort to maximize our human and institutional potential.

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