The Brown School at Washington University Honors Black History Month 2023

From the nation’s first Black-led Civil Rights protest in 1819, to Dred and Harriet Scott decision in 1857, to Ferguson in 2014, St. Louis has led the nation in resistance against oppression. The resistance continues as the next generation takes the reins of history.


“…Two centuries ago, St. Louis provided proof for the American ideal that even those with least means can achieve justice through the courts.”


David C. Mason, St. Louis Circuit Judge, and Leader of the Freedom Suits Memorial Project

Meet Our Champions

Learn more about Cori Bush, Tishaura Jones, Jason Newland, and Susan Talve along with many others who have made a positive difference.

Our Wall of Champions is where we give our flowers to those who have uplifted and amplified the African American community.

Also learn about the incredible impact and legacy of the Black Greek Letter Organizations called the Divine Nine.


Open Classroom | Black History Month Series 2023

Open Classroom has curated a series of lectures and panels during Black History Month.

Learn More and Register


Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.

Maya Angelou, author, poet, actor, activist