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UCM to Offer Online Course Exploring African American History Through Legacy of Chadwick Boseman

By Janice Phelan, February 16, 2021

 Chadwick BosemanPhoto courtesy of IMDB

The University of Central Missouri will present Hidden Histories, a class designed for high-school students, March 8 through May 7. The online course will dive into African American history by exploring the legacy of the late actor Chadwick Boseman.


The engaging and experiential class showcases eight films starring Boseman including his portrayal of Jackie Robinson in “42,” James Brown in “Get on Up” and Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall” as well as the box office hit “Black Panther.” Students will have an entire week to watch each film and then share their responses through an online discussion board. An added feature to Hidden Histories will be a guest lecture by UCM alum Dr. Jesse Adolph of Perimeter College discussing the Black Panther comic series.


Offered by the UCM History Program, the course provides three hours of college credit. Hidden Histories is discounted at $89.90 per credit hour for high-school students. Since UCM is a regionally accredited institution, Hidden Histories will transfer to the majority of United States universities.


To enroll, contact the UCM Dual Credit Office at 816-543-4876 and tell them you are a “Visiting High School Student” wanting to enroll in HIST 2000. The course is taught by Dr. Delia Gillis, UCM professor of history and Africana studies. For more information, contact her at


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