Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Black Agency: Resistance and Resilience

University of Connecticut

You’ve received a refresher overview of the history of racism, exploring how Black Americans are taught about racism from a young age, and how racial identity is formed via socialisation. Looking at art, community, and culture, you’ve discovered the methods by which Black people consciously cope with systemic racism and you've identified the structural barriers that exist to hold Black people back.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week

Dr. Shardé M. Davis

Assistant Professor

University of Connecticut

Dr. David G. Embrick

Associate Professor

University of Connecticut


Learning outcomes

  • Recall how race, racism, and anti-Black racism conceptually connect to one another.
  • Recognize that Black Americans learn about race at a young age and are taught various strategies to effectively maneuver racism.
  • Discover how Black Americans consciously cope with systemic racism through various outlets including art, healing, cultural practices, community connections.
  • Recognize that Black Americans are agentic people and locate the various ways that the people learn how to withstand the difficulties of life with grace, dexterity, and pride in various ways.
  • Reflect on the material and assess how the course material intersects with knowledge, beliefs, and personal experiences.
  • Examine how people from non-Black racial groups play a role in confronting and subverting anti-Black racism.


  • History of Race and Racism
  • Shifting the Conversation: Anti-Black Racism
  • Art Imitates Life, Life Imitates Art – Art that Confronts Racism
  • Racial Identify Formation
  • Socialisation Messages
  • Black Pride
  • Resistance

Issued on 29th April 2021

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Free online course:

Black Agency: Resistance and Resilience

University of Connecticut