When you think of Black history, what are you thinking of? Martin Luther King? The end of segregation? Or do your history lessons take you all the way back to the origins of what we often refer to as systemic racism? As we celebrate Black History Month we thought it was important to deepen our own knowledge on the subject, which is why we invited our next guest.

Willette Capers is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Augustana University.

She is here to share some of the often overlooked pieces of history and how re-education yourself in our caste system will transform your outlook.

Learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion on KELOLAND Living:

Dismantling racism at a local level

Add substance to Martin Luther King Jr. Day

How to be an ally: Allyship

How to remain positive and productive in a fractured world

How (and why) to speak up when you witness discrimination

How to raise an anti-racist kid

How to raise anti-racist children: A black mother and son’s perspective

Frank conversations with a black man

Understanding the importance of gender pronouns