#Next20: Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad discusses the importance of studying Black history

Black history is American history, and yet we rarely spend more than a few chapters exploring Black stories, contributions and leaders as students in school. You can’t move forward without understanding the past. As we look to dismantle systemic racial injustices, we need to know how these systems were first built in order to take them down. 

In this episode of Verizon’s #Next20, David Hubbard interviews Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, to discuss recent events and the importance of studying Black history as a blueprint to build a more equitable future. 

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