Grade 9-12, Higher Education
On-Demand Webinar

Black History Month: The Cost of Black Trauma

Time: 60 mins,


Teachers will be able to:

  • Engage students in discussions about the cost of Black Trauma relating to the African American struggle.
  • Utilize discussion prompts to further understand challenges in the African American community.
  • Utilize financial concepts to develop an understanding of issues of systemic challenges.


This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this webinar, you will learn to help students reconceptualize African American trauma based on historical contexts.


Let us unpack the economic windfall of black trauma. This webinar will explore the money made on the suffering of Black people. From 1619 to yesterday, the US has and continues to profit off the explicit and implicit selling of Black Trauma. The pain and suffering from enslavement to “The Hate You Give” may have changed, but one thing remains the same…Profit follows. This webinar will discuss why this trope persists in US culture and how people can begin to push back against it.